Motorcycle strikes deer on Floraville Road

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Emergency personnel responded about 4:50 p.m. Friday after a motorcycle struck a large deer in the roadway in the 5200 block of Floraville Road south of Millstadt.

The St. Clair County Sheriff’s Department handled the crash.

Police said the driver of the 2005 BMW motorcycle, Richard D. Westcott, 64, of Millstadt, was traveling south on Floraville Road when a deer entered the roadway moving east to west into the pathway of Westcott, who struck the deer.

The motorcycle ended up on its side about 75 feet south of the collision on the northbound side of the road. There was major damage to the motorcycle and the driver reported pain. He was transported to Saint Louis University Hospital by Millstadt EMS.

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