West central Minnesota man injured in July 4th accident when motorcycle strikes deer
An accident reported a 3:34 a.m. in Yellow Medicine County injured a Montevideo man when the motorcycle he was driving struck a deer in the roadway.
GRANITE FALLS – A motorcyclist was injured early Saturday morning in Yellow Medicine County after striking a deer.
The incident was reported at 3:34 a.m. on U.S. Highway 212, west of Granite Falls in Stony Run Township.
According to the State Patrol, a 2006 Harley Davidson motorcycle driven by Donald Albert Sears, 60, of Montevideo was going west on Highway 212 when it struck a deer in the roadway.
Sears was taken to the Granite Falls hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, according to the State Patrol.
Road conditions were dry at the time of the accident, Sears was not wearing a helmet and alcohol was not a factor.
The Granite Falls Police Department, Upper Sioux Police Department and Granite Falls Ambulance assisted at the scene.