Syracuse father, daughter on motorcycle collide with deer in Morgan

Sep 28 2012 - 11:28pm

MORGAN -- Police say a 33-year-old man and his 10-year-old daughter were relatively unharmed Friday night after they crashed into a deer. Both were wearing helmets and protective clothing.

Utah Highway Patrolman Jed Davis said the pair were traveling southbound at 2705 S. Highway 66 at 7:45 p.m. when the deer jumped out in front of them.

Davis said the Syracuse pair were traveling 45 mph when they saw the deer, and because of the father's experience, he was able to slow the bike down to 25 to 30 mph before hitting the deer.

The two went off to the right, and the bike ended up in a ditch, with the daughter's foot trapped underneath it.

But Davis said there were no broken bones and no head injuries thanks to the precautions the two had taken.

He said the father and daughter were taken to Ogden Regional Medical Center but were expected to be released soon afterward.

Davis said the two were camping in the area when they decided to go on a motorcycle ride.

He said the deer appears to have escaped without substantial injury. The deer was not found at the scene and there was no blood, but some scuff marks from its hooves were visible on the road.

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