OT? "Motorist killed by dead flying deer"

Joel S. Berson Berson at ATT.NET
Tue Aug 13 17:03:33 UTC 2013

A sad and very unfortunate accident, but leading to an odd headline.

Associated Press, August 12, 2013; seen in the Boston Globe.

BROOKFIELD, N.Y. ­ A motorcyclist was killed
early Sunday after being hit by a deer that had
been propelled by another vehicle, police said.

The Madison County Sheriff’s Office said the
accident happened when the deer walked out of a
cornfield in the town of Brookfield and was hit
at about 5:30 a.m. The deer was thrown into the
air and hit the biker, who died at the scene.

Authorities say the name of the dead man would be
released Monday after his relatives are notified.

There was no report of injury to the other driver.

Brookfield is 20 miles south of Utica.


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