Crash leaves motorcyclist pinned under guardrail

NAPOLI, N.Y. (WIVB) – A motorcyclist suffered a serious leg injury Monday night, after a crash involving a deer. The Cattaraugus County Sheriff’s Office says the accident happened in the Town of Napoli around 10:10 p.m.

Harry Blauvelt, 67, was traveling west on Dutch Hill Road when a deer jumped into the roadway, causing Blauvelt to lose control of his bike. His motorcycle slid through the intersection at Pigeon Valley Road and he became pinned under a guardrail.

Responders removed him from under the guardrail and transported him to Erie County Medical Center by StarFlight. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review. Note: Comments containing links are not allowed.

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