Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Woman injured in crash with deer

Victim says animal ran into the side of her motorcycle

Express Staff Writer

    A Minnesota woman was treated and released at St. Luke’s Wood River Medical Center after the motorcycle she was riding collided with a deer last Thursday on state Highway 75 north of Ketchum.
    In an email to the Idaho Mountain Express, Cathryn Johnson, 29, of Mendota Heights, wrote that she was “treated for shock and a jammed finger but was released with no other injuries.”
    Blaine County Sheriff Gene Ramsey said the accident occurred at about 3:40 p.m. in the Boulder Flats area when Johnson, southbound on a 2009 Yamaha Road Star, was struck on the rear left side of the motorcycle by a deer that darted across the road.
    Johnson wrote in her email that the deer “broadsided me and threw me from the bike.”
    “The deer didn’t die from the impact and no one was willing to shoot it,” she continued, “so I had to smother it. Several good Samaritans stopped to help and take me to the ranger station, from where I was taken to the hospital.”
    Johnson was transported to St. Luke’s by Ketchum Fire Department ambulance.
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