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Waterloo driver ticketed, bicyclist sent to Geneva General Hospital after Seneca Falls crash

On Saturday around 11:50 a.m. the Seneca County 911 Center received a call reporting a bicyclist struck by a vehicle on Balsley Road.

According to the Seneca Falls Police Department, firefighters and EMS responded to the scene- where it was determined that a vehicle operated by Josiah Soto, 18, of Waterloo was attempting a left turn out of a local business when he struck a bicycle operated by Peter Van Echaute, 50, of Seneca Falls.


Van Echaute was traveling west on Balsley Road, according to a news release. He suffered non life threatening injuries after being thrown from the bicycle.

He was transported by North Seneca Ambulance to Geneva General Hospital.

Soto was cited for failing to yield the right of way while entering a roadway. The bicyclist was traveling in the correct lane, according to police.



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