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A Birdseye man was seriously injured and eventually flown to a regional hospital after he and his Harley Davidson motorcycle butted heads with a deer on a county road in the southeastern part of Dubois County Saturday afternoon.

Just after 1:30 pm Saturday deputies with the Dubois County Sheriff’s Department were called to a location along Mentor Road about a quarter mile south of State Road 64 where deputies say 62-year old Richard Dooley of Birdseye was traveling north on Mentor Road South on his 2002 Harley Davidson Motorcycle.

Authorities say Dooley struck the deer nearly head on throwing him from his motorcycle.

He was taken by ambulance to Memorial Hospital in Jasper before he was life-flighted to a Evansville Medical facility.

Deputies say Dooley suffered several broken bones, a head rash as well as a head injury. They also noted that Dooley was not wearing a helmet.

The Dubois County Sheriff’s Department was assisted at the scene by Birdseye First Responders as well as Memorial Hospital Emergency Medical Services.

No charges were filed and Dooley’s Harley sustained an estimated 5-thousand dollars in damages.

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