A motorcyclist suffered life-threatening head injuries in a crash with a deer in Dodge County on Tuesday night, authorities reported.
The Dodge County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a motorcycle vs. deer crash on Highway 73 north of Highway G in the town of Westford about 11:15 p.m., Sheriff Dale Schmidt said in a statement.
The initial investigation determined that a 41-year-old Beaver Dam man was driving his motorcycle north on Highway 73 when he was unable to avoid a deer in the road. The collision with the deer threw the man, who was not wearing a helmet, from the motorcycle, causing life-threatening head injuries, Schmidt said.
The man was flown by MedFlight helicopter to University Hospital.
Alcohol was not believed to be a factor in the crash, however, a 24-year-old man who was operating a different motorcycle in the group was arrested for operating while intoxicated, Schmidt said.
Neither motorcyclist’s name was released.
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