BABBITT – A 70-year-old Babbitt man was injured last Saturday afternoon when he swerved his motorcycle to avoid a deer and ended up crashing.Lester Allan Parson was driving a 2014 Erik Buell …
BABBITT – A 70-year-old Babbitt man was injured last Saturday afternoon when he swerved his motorcycle to avoid a deer and ended up crashing.
Lester Allan Parson was driving a 2014 Erik Buell Racing RS motorcycle southbound on Hwy. 1 near mile marker 293 in Morse Township at about 12:30 p.m. on Sept. 4 when he attempted evasive maneuvers to avoid a deer, according to an accident report from the Minnesota State Patrol.
The motorcycle skidded across the northbound lane and came to a stop on the northbound shoulder. Parson sustained non-life-threating injuries and was taken to Ely-Bloomenson Community Hospital by the Babbitt Ambulance Service.
Police said the road conditions were dry at the time of the crash. The driver was wearing a helmet and alcohol was not involved in the incident.
The St. Louis County Sheriff Department also responded to the crash.
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