This was part of traffic report this morning. Deer are a definite hazard. be safe!
Traffic Alert Update: Hernando, MS: Motorcycle vs Deer.
Hospital wing on its way. Avoid area! #WREG #MEMtraffic
6:59 AM - 29 Nov 12
A 25 year-old DeSoto County man on a motorcycle was injured early Thursday following a collision with a deer in the vicinity of Getwell and Byhalia roads.
DeSoto County Sheriff's Department spokesman Dick Hackett said Matthew Mathis, 25, is listed in non-critical condition at Methodist University Hospital in Memphis following the accident, which occurred between 6 a.m. and 6:15 a.m. Thursday morning.
Hackett said that Mathis struck the deer broadside. The motorcycle flipped and tumbled several yards.
As Mathis lay injured, a passerby stopped and rendered aid until paramedics could arrive.
An emergency helicopter transported Mathis to Methodist University Hospital after being diverted mid-flight en route to the Regional Medical Center at Memphis.