Bicyclist airlifted to Strong after tandem bike crashes in Gorham

Deputies in Ontario County say a Massachusetts couple was riding a tandem bicycle, participating in a tandem bike tour when their bicycle crashed on Depew Road in the Town of Gorham.

Deputies say Chanda B. McKee and Daniel McKee, both 56, were traveling west on Depew Road when Daniel lost control of the bicycle causing it to fall over and travel down an embankment. Chanda McKee suffered serious head and shoulder injuries and was airlifted from the scene via Mercy Flight to Strong Memorial Hospital.

Daniel McKee suffered minor injuries and was treated at the scene. Both were wearing helmets at the time of the accident. Gorham Fire Department and Canandaigua Ambulance also assisted at the scene. Deputies say the accident occurred around 9:30 am on Sunday.