Motorcycle vs. deer results in injuries

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

ALPENA -- An Alpena man was injured early Sunday when the Honda motorcycle he was driving collided with a deer in the roadway.

Charles Johnston, 31, was transported to Northwest Arkansas Regional Medical Center with injuries, said Arkansas State Trooper Cpl. John Norris, who filed the accident report.

According to Norris, the accident occurred on U.S. Hwy. 62 about one mile west of Alpena at 4:10 a.m. Sunday when Johnston, traveling west, was unable to avoid a deer that crossed the road in front of him.

He said the motorcycle struck the deer, overturned and began to skid on its side, coming to rest in the westbound lane.

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  • There are a lot of deer vs motorcycle accidents in Carroll County.I was hoping Eureka Springs would have a deer hunt to thin out the population.There have been several deer-motorcycle accidents there.I know of one accident where the biker was killed.Human lives are more important than deer lives!

    -- Posted by Indian Andy on Wed, Sep 14, 2011, at 12:16 PM
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