A Great Bend man is recovering in a Wichita hospital after his motorcycle struck a deer in Reno County Thursday evening.
The Reno County Sheriff's office says it happened just before 7:00 Thanksgiving Day around a half-mile east of Sylvia Road on West 4th Avenue.
The 39-year-old motorcycle rider was headed home toward Great Bend when a deer hopped into the road. The rider tried to stop, but ended up hitting the deer and wrecking his motorcycle.
The rider suffered bumps and bruises, but was taken to the hospital because of head trauma and shoulder and knee pain.
No word on the fate of the deer.