Hamburg roundabout at South Park Avenue and Big Tree Road
HAMBURG, NY - A 42-year-old man from Hamburg, died after crashing his motorcycle in the roundabout at the intersection of Big Tree Road and South Park Avenue in the Town of Hamburg Sunday just after 2 a.m.
Hamburg Police say Daniel Salerno was taken to Mercy Hospital where he died from his injuries.
Criticism following a deadly accident in October of 2011 at the same location, shortly after the roundabout had been installed, prompted the New York State Department of Transportation to change the traffic feature's original design.
Officials altered the original landscaping to improve visibility and replaced large stone boulders in the roundabout with fiberglass lookalikes.