Friday, May 2, 2008

Off Topic

Man dies after motorcycle hits deer

The Wichita Eagle

A 55-year-old Pretty Prairie man died at a Wichita hospital this morning after hitting a deer with his motorcycle in Reno County on Thursday night.
Robert Crandall was riding his Harley Davidson west on Pretty Prairie Road in southern Reno County just after 9:20 p.m. when a deer came out of the south ditch, Reno County Sheriff's Capt. Wayne Baughman said. The motorcycle hit the deer and carried it for about 165 feet before stopping on the shoulder of the road.

A passing motorist noticed the accident and called 911. Thursday's severe weather prevented a rescue helicopter from flying to the scene, so a Pretty Prairie ambulance brought Crandall to Via Christi Regional Medical Center-St. Francis Campus.

The case remains under investigation, Baughman said, but there are no indications that alcohol or drugs were involved. Crandall was not wearing a helmet, he said.

Wow, This is what I saw Thursday night. Man, this bums me out. Five people have died this week on motorcycles and this was a stones throw from the accident the night before on K-254.

I really want to ride again. Yeah falling off a motorcycle and freaking bumming out your knee changes a little bit of an outlook. So do kids . . . and I known a couple people hit deer on a bike and live. Then I think of my dexterity and maybe I should stay on four wheels.