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A retired New York State trooper was killed in a motorcycle accident on Friday.

Robert Binns, 52, was driving on Union Road near William Street in Cheektowaga when he was struck by another vehicle turning into a nearby gas station.

He died of injuries sustained after he was thrown several feet, according to Cheektowaga Police Captain John A. Glascott.

Jeffrey Kolacki, was driving the vehicle that struck Binns, Glascott said.

Kolacki has been cited with failure to yield the right of way.

More than 2,200 people are killed and more than 55,000 are injured in motorcycle accidents, each year. According to recent reports, nearly 80% of motorcycle accidents result in death (compared to 20% of motor vehicle accidents).

For information on motorcycle accident safety and prevention, visit our Motorcycle Accident Help Center.

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