Motorcyclist Traveling 140 mph Collides with Deer in Greeley
A 30-year-old man sustained multiple injuries over the weekend, after crashing his motorcycle into a deer, while traveling at a very high rate of speed in Greeley.
According to the Greeley Tribune, at approximately 4:45 a.m. on Saturday (July 24), Greeley police responded to a collision in the 2800 block of U.S. 34. When officers arrived on scene, they identified the motorcyclist involved in the accident as Devin Knudson.
The investigation revealed that Knudson had been driving east on his 2019 Kawasaki ZX1002 motorcycle, at a speed of 140 mph, when he struck a deer in the roadway.
Knudson was wearing a helmet at the time of the crash, but he was still left with multiple broken bones and abrasions. His injuries were not life-threatening.
Following the collision, Greeley Police issued Knudson with a citation for several traffic violations.
Statistics from the past ten years show that CDOT has sees an average of around 3,300 reported wildlife hits each year in Colorado. Because Colorado has such an abundance of wildlife, and especially deer and elk, motorists needs to be aware that wildlife may be crossing the roadway without warning, at any time of day or night. CDOT also explains that if you see one deer or elk, you can likely expect others nearby.