Drivers Charged Following City SUV-Motorcycle Accident

Both drivers have been charged in the Monday evening crash involving a motorcycle and SUV.

Jamestown police responded to the intersection of Newland Avenue and Broadhead Avenue for a personal-injury crash involving a Kawasaki motorcycle and Ford Explorer. According to police, both vehicles were westbound on Newland Avenue when the SUV, driven by Grant Monroe, 36, of Jamestown, attempted a left turn onto Broadhead Avenue.

The motorcycle, operated by Todd Dean of Lakewood, struck the SUV. Police said Monroe had just pulled away from a curb prior to the crash.

Dean was transported to WCA Hospital by Alstar Ambulance and later flown to Hamot Medical Center in Erie, Pa. It wasn’t clear Wednesday the extent of Dean’s injuries; the hospital could not provide an update.

Following an investigation, Dean was charged with speed not reasonable and prudent and second-degree aggravated unlicensed operation. Police said Dean’s license had previously been suspended three times.

Monroe was charged with unsafe start and uninspected motor vehicle. Both men are scheduled to appear in Jamestown City Court next month.

The intersection was closed three hours Monday due to the crash, police said. The Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office Accident Reconstruction Team assisted city police in their investigation.