Motorcycle Collides With A Deer During Fatal Paris, Illinois Accident

One of the hazards that motorcyclists are susceptible to are deer.  Deer pose a danger to a motorcyclist as motorcycles lack structural impact protection if the motorcycle collides with a deer; as well, should a motorcyclist swerve to avoid hitting a deer, the motorcyclist can crash the motorcycle if there is sufficient instability caused by the swerving.

On this site, there have been Illinois motorcycle accidents, some fatal, involving instances when a motorcycle collides with a deer as well as crashes that occur when a motorcyclist tries to avoid hitting a deer.

The topic of motorcycle collisions with deer is further discussed on the “Road Hazards – Deer” page.

There was a fatal motorcycle-deer collision Thursday (May 24, 2018) night in Paris, Illinois.

The accident occurred on Lower Terre Haute Road.  The motorcyclist was identified as Donald Scott, Jr., 60, of Terre Haute.

Additional details and possible updates concerning this fatal motorcycle accident can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the article mentioned above.


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