PEMBROKE — The Genesee County Sheriff’s Office this afternoon said it seeks the public’s help in finding a 2012 or 2013 Hyundai Tucson, believed to be involved in a hit-and-run accident just before 9 p.m. Friday night on Route 77.
The Tucson is reportedly llght-colored. To reach the county Sheriff’s Office, call (585) 345-3000.
“The vehicle may have some front-end damage, but will have significant undercarriage damage resulting from the accident,” the sheriff’s office said. “Evidence left at the scene of the accident has been used to determine the make, model and approximate year.
Travis R. Hartloff, 26, of Attica, was flown by Mercy Flight to Erie County Medical Center in Buffalo, where he is in critical condition at this time, the sheriff’s office said. He suffered serious injuries.
Deputies responded to the three-vehicle accident near 9114 Route 77 after dispatchers received the call at 8:58 p.m. Hartloff was riding a 1983 Yamaha motorcycle south on Route 77 behind a red 2009 Honda Pilot driven by Garrett A. Stevenson, 20, of Clarence. Two passengers were in the vehicle: Samantha P. Kolbert, 18, of Cheektowaga and Hope E. Stevenson, 17, of Clarence. The sheriff’s office said the Stevenson vehicle was turning right into Sprinkles Cemetery when the motorcycle struck it from behind.
Hartloff was thrown off the motorcycle and into the middle of the road. He was then struck by the Hyundai Tucson. The Tucson fled the scene, heading south on Route 77 to the intersection with Route 33 and turning right onto Route 33, traveling west.
No one in the Honda Pilot was injured, the sheriff’s office said Friday night. The accident is still under investigation. Sgt. Andrew Hale, Sgt. Jason Saile, Investigator Joseph Loftus, Deputy Kyle Krzemien and Deputy Brock Cummins were investigating. The New York State Police, Corfu Fire Department, Pembroke Fire Department and Mercy EMS assisted at the scene.