Deer strikes motorcycle in southern tier

FRENCH CREEK, N.Y. (WIVB) – Two people were taken to a hospital with minor injuries after a motorcycle accident Friday morning.

The crash happened on West Mina Road in French Creek, which is in Chautauqua County. The sheriff’s office said a deer jumped across the roadway and struck a motorcycle.

Both 62-year-old Robert Stickner and 47-year-old Suzanne Dingle of Pennsylvania were on the motorcycle when it went off the road and overturned.

Stickner and Dingle were transported to Corry Hospital with minor injuries. 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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