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Motorcyclist without helmet seriously injured in East Amherst crash

A motorcyclist – traveling without a helmet and in the wrong lane – collided with a vehicle Saturday evening in East Amherst.

Philip J. Gaulin, 46, suffered serious head injuries and was taken by ambulance to Erie County Medical Center, where he was undergoing treatment in the trauma unit late Saturday, a hospital staffer said.

The crash occurred at 6:41 p.m. in the 2300 block of Dodge Road near Glen Oak Drive, where Gaulin was eastbound in the westbound lane, according to Capt. Patrick M. McKenna of the Amherst Police Accident Investigation Unit. Gaulin crashed into a 2013 Subaru driven by Alan M. Schmitt, 26, also of Amherst, McKenna said. Schmitt was not injured.

Gaulin also did not have a motorcycle license and the motorcycle was not registered or insured, McKenna said.