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Motorcyclist injured in collision with deer in Golden Gate Estates

Posted at 8:16 AM, Jul 04, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-04 08:16:38-04

COLLIER COUNTY, Fla. -- A Naples man was taken to the hospital Wednesday after a deer ran in front of his motorcycle in Golden Gate Estates.

It happened at 6:26 p.m. Wednesday on 6th Avenue NE near Everglades Boulevard.

According to the Florida Highway Patrol, 39-year-old Mark Reed was riding a motorcycle eastbound when a deer ran across the road. The motorcycle hit the deer and was redirected into a mailbox before overturning onto the road.

Reed was taken to Lee Memorial Hospital with serious injuries.

The deer did not survive the crash.