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Motorcyclist seriously injured while trying to avoid deer in Boone County

Law enforcement blocks off Route PP in Boone County following a crash Monday night.
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Law enforcement blocks off Route PP in Boone County following a crash Monday night.

COLUMBIA, Mo. (KMIZ)

A Columbia man was taken to University Hospital after crashing his motorcycle Monday night.

According to a Missouri State Highway Patrol crash report, the crash happened shortly before 7:30 p.m. Monday on Northbound Route PP.

Christian Bullard, 30, was riding his motorcycle on Route PP just north of Thompson Road when a deer entered the roadway. Troopers said Bullard started to brake to avoid hitting the deer when his motorcycle started overturning and threw him off.

The crash report said Boone County EMS transported Bullard to University Hospital with serious injuries. Hospital officials told ABC 17 News Tuesday morning that Bullard was treated and released.

His motorcycle was extensively damaged.

Troopers reported that Bullard was not wearing a helmet at the time of the crash.

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Molly Stawinoga

Molly Stawinoga is ABC 17’s weekday morning anchor and a reporter at ABC 17 News. Molly joined the news team in 2017 while studying political science, journalism and Spanish at the University of Missouri. She is originally from DeKalb, Illinois.

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