Hitting A Deer Leads To A Fatal Motorcycle Accident

Hitting a deer while riding a motorcycle is discussed on the “Road Hazards – Deer” page.  While there are many road hazards that present a potential danger to motorcyclists, deer are particularly problematical as they often appear suddenly and unexpectedly.  A rider can suddenly be forced to slow or swerve to avoid a collision, and in doing so may fail to maintain the balance required to maintain control of the motorcycle.

On this site, numerous Illinois motorcycle accidents have been summarized in which a motorcycle has hit a deer.  Many of these accidents have led to the death of the motorcyclist.

There was a fatal motorcycle accident Monday (October 22, 2018) night in Valparaiso, Indiana in which a rider died after hitting a deer.  As seen in the October 23, 2018 Chicago Sun-Times article titled “Motorcyclist dies after crash with deer in Valparaiso,” the motorcyclist, identified as Scott M. Sharpe, 26, was found dead after hitting the deer.

Additional details and possible updates concerning this fatal motorcycle accident which involved a rider hitting a deer can be seen in the article mentioned above.


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