A rider was hospitalized after colliding with a buck deer that attempted to jump over his motorcycle Sunday on Glacier National Park’s Going-to-the-Sun Road.
The 56-year-old man from Anchorage, Alaska, was traveling eastbound with two other riders near Logan Creek when the accident happened, according Wade Muehlhof, a park public affairs officer.
“Apparently a buck bounded into the road and attempted to jump the motorcycle,” Muehlhof said. “A hoof clipped the driver on the helmet and knocked him off the motorcycle into a ditch.”
The rider had no idea what happened, Muehlhof said.
“As unusual as that it is, the ranger [who responded] said this is the second one he’s worked on where the deer tried to jump a motorcycle,” Muehlhof said.
The man was taken by Three Rivers Ambulance to North Valley Hospital with injuries that apparently were not life-threatening.