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Des Moines man injured after his cycle hit a deer on I-80


May 26th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

A central Iowa man was flown by LifeNet helicopter to the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha, following an accident early this (Saturday) morning two-miles east of Avoca on Interstate 80 in Pottawattamie County. The Iowa State Patrol says 49-year old Christian John Zobel, of Des Moines, was traveling east on I-80 at around 6-a.m., when his 20100 Harley Davidson struck a deer. The cycle toppled onto its left side and continued into the south ditch, while Christian came to rest in the eastbound lanes of traffic. The Patrol’s report did not indicate if he was wearing a helmet, and a report on his condition is not currently available.