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Motorcyclist dies after striking deer then being run over by car, Mlive, May 24, 2017A man died after his motorcycle struck a deer and he was then run over by a car near the intersection of Wiard Road at Tyler Road in Ypsilanti Township on Tuesday, May 23

Man who died in motorcycle crash with deer was Navy veteran, grandfather, MLive, May 25, 2017The 57-year-old Navy veteran from Ypsilanti Township died Tuesday, May 23, in a motorcycle crash on Wiard Road.

Michigan

Man critically injured in deer-motorcycle crash near Stockbridge, Lansing State Journal, July 16, 2017
A motorcyclist is in critical condition after colliding with a deer this morning in southeast Ingham County.

Biker suffers serious head injury in crash with deer, MLive, July 11, 2017A Reed City motorcyclist was injured when a deer crossed paths with him in Coldwater Township.

Motorcyclist Injured After Attempting to Avoid Hitting a Deer,
WLKI, Jul 10, 2017A Michigan man was flown by Life Flight to St. Vincent’s Hospital in Toledo late Friday night after he was injured in Hillsdale County when he tried to avoid hitting a deer while driving his motorcycle.

MICHIGAN MOTOR VEHICLE-DEER INVOLVED CRASHES, Office of Highway Safety Planning, 2016Michigan motorists reported 47,002 vehicle-deer crashes in 2015. As a result of those collisions, 1,132 people were injured and 11 people were killed. Five of the people killed were motorcycle riders. Of the 47,219 vehicles involved, 36,088 (76.4%) were passenger cars, 8,221 (17.4%) were pickups, and 1,612 (3.4%) were minivans, vans, or motorhomes. All other vehicle types (including motorcycle, snowmobile, ORV/ATV, large truck, and moped; uncoded and errors are also included) totaled 1,298 (2.7%)

Man killed, passenger injured in motorcycle crash with deer, Fox 17, May 31, 2017A Battle Creek man is dead and his female passenger is injured after the two got into an accident involving a deer while they were riding a motorcycle.

Police release more details on fatal deer-motorcycle crash, MLive, Oct 20, 2016Police have disclosed additional details on a crash that saw a motorcyclist die after striking a deer in Bay County.

Fife Lake Motorcyclist Dies After Crashing Into Deer, 9and10news.com, Oct 4, 2016A Grand Traverse County motorcyclist is dead after crashing into a deer.

Michigan motorcyclist killed after hitting deer on rural road, Detroit Free Press, June 17, 2016A Hastings man died after his motorcycle struck a deer late Wednesday in rural Eaton County.

Motorcyclist hurt when he hits deer, goes into a skid. Motorcyclist hurt when he hits deer, goes into a skid, MLive, June 15, 2016Victim told emergency responders he was eastbound on Peavine Street when a deer ran in front of his motorcycle; said he was unable to avoid the deer and struck it, causing him to lay down the bike and skid on the pavement. He was taken to Lakeland Hospital in Niles for treatment of injuries sustained in the crash. He was wearing a helmet.

Motorcycle-deer crash leaves two injured, Fox UP, June 9, 2016A motorcycle rider and his passenger are recovering tonight after colliding with a deer.

Man on motorcycle collides with deer on highway, Mlive, May 23, 2016A 61-year-old Holland man suffered minor injuries after his motorcycle collided with a deer in Cleveland Township on Sunday. Officers determined the motorcycle was heading east on West Harbor Highway near Traverse Lake Road when a deer ran out from the south side of the road.

Michigan Traffic Crash Facts- DEER 2013, MTCF Michigan Department of State Police, 2014 As a result of vehicle-deer crashes, 1,212 people were injured and 12 people were killed. Seven (58.3%) of those killed were motorcyclists.

Hillsborough motorcyclist dies after being hit by deer,Oct 22,2014 A Hillsborough man has died after he was struck by a deer Tuesday morning while operating a motorcycle. Witnesses told police they saw Scandone driving his 2008 BMW R12 south on the road when a deer came into road and hit his motorcycle.

Man dies in Saginaw County motorcycle-deer crash, Detroit Free Press, Aug 17, 2014

Vehicle-Deer Crashes, 2011-2014 Southeast Michigan, SEMCOG, 2013

  • Michigan Traffic Crash Facts- DEER 2013, MTCF Michigan Department of State Police, 2014 As a result of vehicle-deer crashes, 1,212 people were injured and 12 people were killed. Seven (58.3%) of those killed were motorcyclists.

    REPORTED MOTOR VEHICLE-DEER CRASHES BY COUNTY IN MICHIGAN, 2013 Michigan Traffic Crash Facts for County/Communities, 2014Washtenaw had 1,058 reported deer vehicle accidents in 2013; 772 of them reported as happening on local streets, which puts us 4th, behind Oakland, Jackson and Kent Counties.

    Motorcycle Accidents | Deer Make Fall Riding Dangerous in Michigan, Thurswell Law, 2012Yesterday, two motorists were killed in Kalamazoo in a motorcycle accident after a deer ran onto the roadway causing the cyclist to swerve. This story is just one of thousands that happen each year — almost 50,000 deer related car and motorcycle accidents happened in 2012 according to the Office of Highway Safety Planning. Three out of the eight people who were killed in deer-related accidents were motorcyclists and the total number of motorcycle accidents involving deer was 1,647 last year.

    MICHIGAN MOTOR VEHICLE-DEER INVOLVED CRASHES, Office of Highway Safety Planning, 2016Michigan motorists reported 47,002 vehicle-deer crashes in 2015. As a result of those collisions, 1,132 people were injured and 11 people were killed. Five of the people killed were motorcycle riders. Of the 47,219 vehicles involved, 36,088 (76.4%) were passenger cars, 8,221 (17.4%) were pickups, and 1,612 (3.4%) were minivans, vans, or motorhomes. All other vehicle types (including motorcycle, snowmobile, ORV/ATV, large truck, and moped; uncoded and errors are also included) totaled 1,298 (2.7%)

    Around the country

    Becker County motorcyclist injured in collision with deer, KFGO, July 15, 2017A man suffered life threatening injuries after his motorcycle collided with a deer in Becker County Friday afternoon. 

    Woman on Motorcycle Dies After Colliding With a Deer in Ohio, USNews, July 3, 2017A 48-year-old woman is dead after her motorcycle collided with a deer and she was ejected along a southwest Ohio road.

    Motorcycle Crash With Deer Kills Driver in Central Wisconsin, US News, June 18, 2017 One person is dead and another injured after their motorcycle collided with a deer in central Wisconsin. The Wood County Sheriff’s Department says the motorcycle was traveling on Wisconsin Highway 73 on Saturday when a deer ran into its path. The motorcycle struck the deer and overturned several times, throwing the driver and passenger.

    Wells woman suffers head injuries after deer knocks her from motorcycle, Bangor Daily News, June 11, 2017A Wells woman suffered head injuries when she was knocked from a motorcycle as a deer leapt over it to cross the road.

    Motorcycle passenger airlifted to UIHC following deer-bike crash, WQAD, June 1, 2017A collision between a deer and a motorcyclist at Lake Geode State Park in Henry County injured the driver and passenger of the motorcycle on Wednesday, May 31.

    Two injured in deer-cycle crash, Leader-Telegram, May 10, 2017Two people suffered head injuries when their motorcycle struck a deer Saturday on U.S. 53 in Trempealeau County.

    Deer in roadway causes fatal Pulaski County motorcycle crash, WNDU16, Jan 23, 2017 A man is dead and a woman was injured in a Pulaski County motorcycle accident over the weekend. A preliminary investigation determined that the crash was caused by a deer that entered the roadway. The motorcycle was found about 75 yards away from where the victims ended up.

    Police identify motorcyclist who died after striking deer, then run over by school bus, Buffalo News, Nov 2, 2016The motorcyclist who died Wednesday morning in the Town of Aurora struck a deer and then got run over by a school bus, according to East Aurora police.

    Motorcyclist injured after striking deer in Clark Co, WHIO, June 19, 2016State troopers said a motorcyclist was transported by CareFlight after hitting a deer on Selma Road in Clark County. State troopers said a motorcyclist was transported by CareFlight after hitting a deer on Selma Road in Clark County.

    Ex-Prineville police chief critically hurt in motorcycle-deer crash, KTVZ.com, June 15, 2016A long-time Prineville police chief was critically injured Monday night when his motorcycle collided with a deer on Highway 97 north of Terrebonne, Oregon State Police confirmed.

    Motorcyclist strikes deer on US-40 Highway, CJOnline, June 18, 2016James Van Meter was driving a 2005 Yamaha motorcycle eastbound where it struck a deer in the roadway. Van Meter, 41, was not wearing a helmet and was transported to a local hospital by AMR.

    Motorcyclist injured in crash with deer, Courier, June 17, 2016A motorcyclist was injured after a collision involving a deer Friday morning.

    Glasford man pronounced brain dead from injuries in motorcycle crash, Journal Star, June 16, 2016According to a witness, Patton swerved to avoid hitting a deer and fell off his motorcycle after which it is believed his head hit the pavement, he suffered multiple injuries and head trauma.

    Oh deer from motorcycle view, MyGuidon.com, June 15, 2016About 500 feet from the exit for Fort Belvoir, riding in the right lane on a poorly lit section of the road, I suddenly saw a gray mass in front of me. I had traffic in the lane next to me, so there was nowhere for me to go but straight. As I prepared for the impact, I thought, “Well, here goes!” The last thing I remember hearing was the sound of crunching plastic. When I came to, I was lying on the highway, unable to move. I knew right away I’d fractured my left clavicle. Suddenly, two people were lifting me out of the roadway. The pain of being lifted under my arms was so excruciating that I passed out again.

    a href=”http://wspa.com/2016/06/06/motorcyclist-hit-by-vehicle-after-striking-deer-in-anderson-co-coroner-says/” target=”_blank”>Motorcyclist hit deer, hit by vehicle in Anderson Co. ID’d, WSPA.com, June 6, 2016A man died after a crash involving a vehicle and a deer, Monday morning, on his way to his job at Spectrum Engineering Solutions in Greenville.

    Man injured in motorcycle-deer accidentJT-GC, June 6, 2016A man was still hospitalized Monday with injuries he received when his motorcycle collided with a deer north of Mattoon on Sunday morning.

    St. Cloud man injured when motorcycle hits deer, SCTimes, May 30, 2016A St. Cloud man was injured Monday night when the motorcycle he was riding collided with a deer on Minnesota Highway 23 about 2 miles east of Foley, according to the State Patrol.

    4 motorcyclists injured after colliding with deer near Bristol, Elkhart Truth, May 11, 2016All four were sent to area hospitals with serious injuries, one of whom was airlifted.

    4 motorcyclists injured after colliding with deer near Bristol, Elkhart Truth, May 7, 2016Two motorcycles were involved in an accident late Friday evening in Elkhart County that sent four Michigan residents to the hospital with serious injuries.

    Humbird Man Dies in Motorcycle vs. Deer Accident, Central Wisconsin Broadcasting, March 23, 2016Initial investigation indicates a motorcycle, driven by 49-year-old David Reesman, was traveling south on Shiners Road when a deer entered the roadway and struck the motorcycle. Reesman lost control and was ejected.

    Lifeline called to motorcycle-deer accident; two injured, WSVX, March 9, 2016A motorcycle accident involving a deer seriously injured a Shelbyville passenger and sent two people to the hospital.

    Managing Iowa’s deer: Weighing safety and sport, Des Moines Register, June 13, 2015In March, Merle Wilson’s son drove to work on his motorcycle at around 6 a.m. and hit a deer less than two miles from home near the Black Hawk-Bremer County line.

    The accident left Skip Wilson, 49, blind in one eye with a ruptured spleen, broken ribs, a collapsed lung and head injuries so severe he still can’t put together a sentence

    Bicyclist Struck By Deer While On Ride, Whitetail Journal, April 18, 2014

    Paradise man sent to Enloe after deer vs. bike accident, Paridise Post, Aug 9, 2012he accident occurred at about 4 p.m. when Billy Lackey, 39, was traveling south on Neal Road said Paradise Police Sgt. Craig Gallagher. At around the Jay Bird Lane turn off a deer came out from a yard on the east side and jumped into Lackey’s way. The deer got caught between the handlebars of the motorcycle and Lackey’s upper body.

    Motorcyclist dies after striking deer on I-94, WGN TV, Oct 8, 2015CHICAGO — A man has died after being seriously injured when his motorcycle fatally struck a deer on the Edens Expressway near north suburban Northfield early Thursday morning.

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