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JEEP GOES OUT OF CONTROL, PLOWS INTO FALLS MOTEL

Richard Mattoon, 25, suffered multiple injuries Thursday evening when the Jeep he was operating went out of control and traveled into the center of two rooms at the Thundering Waters Motor Inn at 5919 Niagara Falls Blvd., where Mattoon is a resident.

He was taken to Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center where he was listed in satisfactory condition.

Motel owner Mark Rizek said damage could reach $20,000. "Nobody was in the rooms, fortunately," he said. Police believe either the brakes or steering mechanism failed when Mattoon attempted to stop the Jeep, which had to be towed from the building.

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