Dunkirk Man In Serious Condition Following Motorcycle Accident

BROCTON – A 38-year-old Dunkirk man is in serious condition following a motorcycle accident Friday.

Chautauqua County Sheriff’s officers along with Brocton and Portland fire departments responded to an accident with injury on Route 5 in the town of Portland just after 8 p.m.

According to police, Juan Barreto-Rivas of Dunkirk was traveling west on Route 5 when a deer entered the roadway and collided with the motorcycle.

Barreto-Rivas was transported to Westfield Memorial Hospital by ambulance and then flown to Hamot Hospital in Erie, Pa. Barreto-Rivas appeared to have sustained serious injuries, according to police. The deer did not survive the accident.

No charges were filed. Barreto-Rivas was wearing a helmet at the time of the accident.