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Motorcyclist airlifted after crash with deer in Allegan Co.

HEATH TOWNSHIP, Mich. -- A motorcyclist suffered severe head injuries after a crash with a deer early Wednesday.

It happened just before 3:15 a.m. at the intersection of M-40 and 41st Street in Heath Township of Allegan County.

Deputies with the Allegan County Sheriff's Office say the driver, a 39-year-old man, collided with a deer on his way to work.

He was thrown from his motorcycle and suffered serious head injuries. Deputies say the motorcyclist was not wearing a helmet.

The driver was airlifted by AeroMed to a nearby hospital and was alert when he was taken.

No names have been released.

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  • Diane Boysen

    I hope the person lives, but a closed head injury is going to be life changing. Good luck on recovery. A helmet really is a must. Deer collisions kill people, even in automobiles. We have a good size population of deer in this area and anyone who travel these roads should remember that. This sounds like a significant enough injury that who knows if he will be capable of riding again. So not worth it to ride without a helmet.

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