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Two injured in separate incidents involving deer and motorcycles

WILLMAR -- Two people were injured over the weekend in separate incidents involving motorcycles and deer. Patricia Savelkoul, 48, of Paynesville, was injured Saturday evening north of New London when she braked her 2001 Buell motorcycle to avoid ...

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WILLMAR - Two people were injured over the weekend in separate incidents involving motorcycles and deer.

Patricia Savelkoul, 48, of Paynesville, was injured Saturday evening north of New London when she braked her 2001 Buell motorcycle to avoid hitting a deer, lost control and ran off the road into the ditch.

She was taken to Centracare Health in Paynesville for non-life-threatening injuries, according to a report from the State Patrol.

The incident happened around 5:38 p.m. Saturday on state Highway 9 at 40th Street Northeast, north of New London.

On Friday night near Granite Falls, Sheryl Solmon, 50, of Montevideo, was injured when the 1992 Honda motorcycle on which she was a passenger struck a deer. She was taken to Chippewa County-Montevideo Hospital by the Granite Falls Ambulance with non-life-threatening injuries, according to the State Patrol.

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The driver of the motorcycle, Arnold Solmon, 53, of Montevideo, was not injured.

That accident happened around 7:49 p.m. on U.S. Highway 212 and Yellow Medicine County Road 7.

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