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OLEAN – An Olean man was rushed to Erie County Medical Center in Buffalo after he suffered severe injuries when he apparently lost control of his motorcycle on State Route 16 in the Town of Olean about 12:45 p.m. today, according to State Police.

Scott Mataya was reportedly traveling north when he struck two highway signs. Initially taken to Olean General Hospital he was flown to the Buffalo trauma hospital for treatment of his severe injuries.