Mo­tor­cy­clist badly in­jured af­ter strik­ing deer

The Daily Courier - - CITY -

A mo­tor­cy­cle rider sus­tained se­ri­ous in­juries af­ter col­lid­ing with a deer in Lake Coun­try Tues­day night.

Lake Coun­try RCMP re­sponded to a re­port of a mo­tor­cy­cle crash on High­way 97 near Com­mon­wealth Road shortly be­fore 10 p.m.

The rider of the mo­tor­cy­cle was trav­el­ling north on the high­way, south of the in­ter­sec­tion, when he col­lided with a deer in the right lane, said Cpl. Jesse O’Don­aghey.

The 26-year-old Lake Coun­try man was taken to the hos­pi­tal with se­ri­ous bod­ily in­juries, not be­lieved to be life threat­en­ing.

“The man’s blue Suzuki street bike sus­tained sig­nif­i­cant dam­age, and was con­sid­ered a to­tal loss,” said O’Don­aghey. “Thank­fully, the rider was wear­ing a proper safety hel­met, which in­ves­ti­ga­tors noted re­mained in­tact.”

Al­co­hol is not be­lieved to be in­volved in the crash, but in­ves­ti­ga­tors have not yet ruled out speed as a po­ten­tial con­tribut­ing fac­tor.

“RCMP wish to re­mind driv­ers to obey the posted speed lim­its and be pre­pared to slow or stop as needed for wildlife on our road­ways,” said O’Don­aghey.

Wit­nesses who have not spo­ken to po­lice are asked to con­tact Const. Ge­orge Min­shull at 250-766-2288.

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