Kansas Motorcyclist Injured, Avoiding Deer

BEATRICE – A Kansas motorcyclist was injured avoiding a collision with a deer, Sunday night at about 9:50, south of Beattie.  The Kansas Highway Patrol investigated the accident on U.S. Highway 36, three-tenths of a mile west of Kansas Highway 99.

A 1997 Harley Davidson operated by 32-year-old Tanner Hauger of Home, Kansas was eastbound when he swerved to miss a deer.  The deer was running north across the highway.  Hauger laid the bike over.  He was wearing a helmet.

Hauger was taken to Community Memorial Healthcare in Marysville, for treatment of injuries.

In a separate accident last Thursday morning, the Kansas Highway Patrol investigated an accident near Baileyville, close to the Marshall-Nemaha County line.

A car driven by a 16-year-old Baileyville girl was eastbound on 168th Road when the driver lost control.  The 2003 Pontiac went into the south ditch, and rolled.  She was taken to Community Memorial Healthcare in Marysville for treatment of injuries.   The KHP says the girl was using a seatbelt when the accident happened, at around 7:20 a.m.

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