An motorcyclist from the northeast Iowa town of Osage is recovering after hitting a deer Monday night. The Iowa State Patrol says 55-year-old James Rolland was eastbound on State Highway nine about three miles west of Manly at about 9 o’clock Monday night when he didn’t see a deer come out of the ditch.
Rolland struck the deer, knocking him off the motorcycle. Rolland ended up lying in the westbound lanes of the highway, the deer came to rest in the north ditch, and the motorcycle came to rest about 120 yards east of the accident in the north ditch.
Rolland was taken by Manly ambulance to Mercy Medical Center-North Iowa, where a nursing supervisor tells us that he is in stable condition this morning.
By Bob Fisher, KRIB, Mason City