One hospitalized following motorcycle accident on Wilawana Rd.

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One person was hospitalized following a motorcycle accident on Wilawana Road in the Town of Ashland on Friday night.

A motorcyclist and his passenger were riding East on Wilawana Rd. when they pulled over to the shoulder to look at a bear they saw, according to New York State Police on the scene.

Police then said a van behind them crashed into the motorcycle. The van went to pass the motorcycle, not realizing the motorcycle was about to turn, police said.

The passenger of the motorcycle was taken to Robert Packer Hospital for nonlife-threatening injuries. The drivers of the motorcycle and the van were cleared on the scene.

It is still unknown whether any charges will be filed.

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