Rochester man injured avoiding motorcycle crash with deer

(ABC 6 News) – A Rochester man received a severe leg injury in a motorcycle crash Thursday morning.

At about 3:29 a.m. July 28, the Olmsted County Sheriff’s Office responded to the crash on the 6000 block of Salem Road SW.

A deputy reported seeing a road sergeant helping a 52-year-old Rochester man, who had been ejected from his motorcycle and suffered a “severe but non-life-threatening” leg injury.

Witnesses to the crash said they saw a deer come out of the ditch ahead of the motorcycle driver, who laid the bike down while trying to avoid the animal and was ejected from his seat.

The driver was taken to Mayo Clinic hospital by ambulance.