Thursday, September 30, 2010
Score 1 for the deer
A motorcycle rider is being treated at Iowa Methodist Medical Center for injuries he received in an accident early today. Des Moines Police Sgt. Chris Scott said passersby found the rider in the 1100 block of Southeast McKinley Avenue about 6:15 a.m. It's not known when the accident occurred. Southeast McKinley was closed near the accident scene this morning.
The name of the injured rider has not been released. His injuries are serious. Accident investigators say the rider may have swerved to miss another vehicle. It's also possible the victim swerved to miss a deer. "There is a wooded area there," Scott said.