Motorcyclist injured in collision with deer

A deer precipitated a serious motorcycle accident on South Whidbey Aug. 6, according to the Washington State Patrol.

The agency reported that Morgan Will, 57, of Coupeville was on a 2015 Yamaha FZ09 and headed south on Highway 525 when a deer crossed into the roadway near the intersection with Newman Road.

The deer went into the southbound lane in front of the motorcycle, and Will was unable to avoid the animal. The motorcycle struck the animal.

The collision was reported at 9:19 p.m.

Will was seriously injured and transported to Providence Hospital for treatment. He was wearing a helmet.

The motorcycle was damaged and towed from the scene.

Drugs and alcohol were not factors in the crash. The State Patrol report does not indicate what happened to the deer.

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