A motorcycle driver was seriously injured after two deer stepped out in front of him on Highway 145, about 1,500 feet south of NE Horeb Church Road on Monday, August 31 at 6:10 a.m. According to the Florida Highway Patrol, John Alvin Hammond, 55, of Pinetta, was traveling north on Highway 145 on his 1997 Honda motorcycle. Two deer ran east from the west shoulder into the path of the motorcycle. The front left side of the motorcycle collided with the right sides of the deer and overturned onto its right side. Hammond was ejected off his motorcycle upon impact with the deer. The motorcycle slid north in the northbound lane of Highway 145 and then overturned onto its left side. It came to a final rest on its left side facing east on the east shoulder. Hammond came to a final rest on his back facing east on the east shoulder. One of the deer came to final rest facing east on the east shoulder. The other deer traveled west back into the woods on the west shoulder. Hammond was transported to South Georgia Medical Center for serious injuries.
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1. Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo By Ken Parsons, August 31, 2015. The motorcycle of John Hammond lays in the middle of Highway 145 after he collided with a deer on Monday, August 31 at 6:10 a.m.