Motorcycle strikes deer

by John B. Spears - Sheriff (Vernon County)

Date: July 4, 2016

Sheriff John B. Spears reports a motorcycle accident on July 3, 2016 at approximately 9:00 am. The accident occurred on State Highway 33 and 80 4 miles north of Hillsboro.

A motorcycle driven by Eugene Allen, age 85, of San Juan, TX was southbound and struck a deer. The motorcycle then went out of control, crossed the centerline and struck a bridge. Eugene was able to keep the motorcycle upright. The motorcycle crossed back over the centerline and into the ditch. Mr. Allen was then ejected as the motorcycle overturned.

Mr. Allen was transported to Gundersen Health Systems, St. Joseph in Hillsboro for minor injuries. Mr. Allen was wearing a helmet, gloves and appropriate riding gear.

The Vernon County Sheriff’s Office was assisted by Hillsboro Ambulance and the Hillsboro Fire Department.

The accident remains under investigation by the Sheriff’s Office.