DANBURY, Conn. (AP) — A motorcyclist has been injured in a crash that killed a deer in Connecticut.

Danbury police Lt. Christian Carroccio tells the News-Times the deer ran into the biker’s path around 8:40 a.m. Sunday.

Carroccio says the motorcyclist tried to swerve out of the way, but he hit and killed the animal.

The biker was knocked to the ground and suffered a shoulder injury. He has been transported to Danbury Hospital for treatment.

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