Local Man Injured in Deer vs. Motorcycle Crash

WASHINGTON TWP., Pa. (EYT) – Police say a local man was injured when he struck a deer with his motorcycle in Washington Township early Monday morning.

According to police, around 5:31 a.m. on Monday, April 20, a one-vehicle crash occurred on Airport Road just north of Anderson Drive in Washington Township, Jefferson County.

Police say 35-year-old Michael R. Roush, of Falls Creek, was operating a 1982 Honda Magna motorcycle, traveling west on Airport Road, when he slowed down after noticing a deer near the roadway. The deer then entered the roadway in the path of the vehicle, and the motorcycle struck the deer.

According to police, Roush injured his leg during the crash. The vehicle then fell to the ground and came to a final rest.

Roush was wearing a helmet. He suffered a broken right leg and was transported to UPMC Altoona by Jefferson County EMS.

Roush was cited for driving while operating privilege is suspended or revoked.

Falls Creek Fire Department assisted at the scene.

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