Archive for Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Motorcycle-deer collision sends man to hospital

September 18, 2007


— An early morning collision involving a motorcycle and two deer sent a Baldwin City man to a Kansas City, Mo., hospital, according to the Douglas County Sheriff's Office.

Laurence Corder, 37, was in fair condition at St. Luke's Hospital, a hospital spokeswoman said.

Corder was injured when his Honda motorcycle collided with the deer about 3:40 a.m. while headed south in the 500 block of Douglas County Route 1055, at the base of what is known as Baldwin Hill, Sheriff's Lt. Kari Wempe said.

Corder was wearing a helmet and was returning home from work at the time of the accident, she said. He was flown to St. Luke's by helicopter ambulance.

One of the deer was killed in the accident but the second deer had to be destroyed because of its injuries, Wempe said.


trinity 10 years, 9 months ago

thoughts&prayers to you, lawrence corder.

BigDog 10 years, 9 months ago

Maybe there ought to be legislation requiring deer to wear helmets if they wanna be on the road.

staff04 10 years, 9 months ago

Oh, ouch! And what luck, to hit 2 deer and not just one!

coolmom 10 years, 9 months ago

this reminds me of when my daughter was about 6 years old and we were driving across country in the middle of the night. we saw a sign with a deer leaping on it and my kid asked what it was for. i told her it was to warn drivers to be careful of deer crossing the road. she thought about that for a while and said oh, so the deer reads the sign so they know where to cross! awesome. i think the answer to our problems is more schooling for deers. lol

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