Motorcycle vs. deer accident


June 30th, 2011 by Ric Hanson

A Clarinda man was injured Wednesday evening in Page County, when he swerved to miss a deer on the road, and crashed his motorcycle. Sheriff’s officials say 35-year old Jamie Vandel, of Clarinda, was taken by Clarinda EMS to the Clarinda Regional Health Center for treatment of his injuries.

The accident happened just before 7-p.m., on Redwood Avenue, just north of J-20, near Hepburn. Officials say Vandel was traveling south on Redwood when a deer ran onto the road in front of him. When Vandel swerved to miss the deer, he lost control of the 1997 Harley Davidson he was driving.

Vandel was separated from his cycle, when it toppled onto its side.