Motorcyclist thrown off bike in crash with deer

EAST BETHANY, N.Y. (WIVB) – A motorcyclist was thrown off his bike Tuesday afternoon when a deer ran out of the woods and struck him. The motorcyclist, who was wearing a helmet, hit the front of his head on the ground and was taken to the hospital.

The Genesee County Sheriff’s Department says a motorcycle was headed southbound on Route 63, near Clapsaddle Road, when the deer ran into the road. The motorcyclist landed in the roadway, and his bike went sliding northbound.

Mercy Flight transported the victim to Erie County Medical Center with injuries that are not believed to be life threatening. The victim’s name has not been released. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review. Note: Comments containing links are not allowed.

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