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Crash leaves motorcyclist in critical condition

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Posted at 10:58 AM, May 01, 2017
and last updated 2017-05-01 11:00:14-04

The New York State Police at Fredonia are investigating a motorcycle crash on State Route 20 in the Chautauqua County Town of Ripley.

It happened Sunday night just after 9pm.

Police tell say a motorcycle operated by a 45 year old Westfield man passed his marked patrol vehicle on a double solid line at a high rate of speed, and then subsequently failed to negotiate a slight curve in the roadway, striking a guardrail.

The operator was thrown from his motorcycle and came to rest in a field adjacent to the roadway.

He was flown to St. Elizabeth Hospital in Youngstown, Ohio where he is listed in critical condition.