Mishap with deer sends biker to hospital

Accident Thursday morning near Slocan Park

A motorcyclist touring the West Kootenays had his morning run cut short Thursday when he hit a deer.

Police say the older rider struck a deer near Slocan Park at about 9 a.m.

Emergency crews from the Slocan Valley attended the scene, treated the man and took him by ambulance to hospital.

There’s no word on the extent of his injuries.

Police say they’re still investigating the incident.

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