In the first incident, a motorcyclist collided with a deer. Stephen
G. Brady, 55, of Petersburg was riding a black 2004 Harley-Davidson
XL Sportster on Route 97, south of State Park Road near Petersburg.
A deer ran onto the roadway from left to right. Brady was unable to
avoid hitting the deer.
He was transported to St. John's Hospital in Springfield.
The second incident took place on Route 78 northbound, south of
Holt Road near Jacksonville. A deer ran into the roadway, striking
the front bumper of a vehicle driven by 86-year-old James G. Tucker
of Literberry. Tucker suffered injuries when his car exited the
roadway to the right, striking a concrete culvert in the east ditch.
He had to be extricated from the vehicle and was transported by
Jacksonville Ambulance to Passavant Area Hospital. From there he was
airlifted to St. John's Hospital by Lifestar Ambulance Service.
Illinois State Police]