MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Authorities in Stearns County say a 61-year-old man was hospitalized after striking a deer Monday night.

According to the sheriff’s office, an Avon man was riding his Harley Davidson motorcycle northbound on Pelican Lake Road when he struck a deer in the roadway. The driver was able to call 911 to report the crash.

Mayo Ambulance transported the 61-year-old to St. Cloud Hospital for non-life threatening injuries.

Officials say the driver was not wearing a helmet.

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