2010-08-19 / Police Reports

Deer Hits Motorcycle

A white-tailed deer crashed into the side of a northbound 2008 Harley-Davidson Electra Glide on Monday, August 9, leaving both the operator and passenger with injuries ranging in severity from minor to major.

State police investigators reported David M. Ash, 43, of Greencastle lost control of the motorcycle following impact at 2:20 p.m. Passenger Ora L. McPherson, 40, also of Greencastle, was thrown from the motorcycle. Ash and McPherson both wore helmets, although state police noted Ash’s helmet was being improperly worn.

Ash was flown to Johnstown for further treatment. State police were assisted on the scene by members of the Needmore Volunteer Fire Co.

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