Man sent to hospital after motorcycle hits deer

A 26-year-old Lake Country man received serious but non-life threatening injuries after the motorcycle he was riding collided with a deer. 

The man was driving northbound on Highway 97 near Commonwealth Road shortly before 10pm yesterday evening when he hit the deer. 

Police say the man, who was transported to hospital, was wearing a proper safety helmet. The bike is considered a total loss. 

While police don't believe alcohol played a part in the accident, they have not yet ruled out speed.