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Park City cop hurt when motorcycle strikes deer
First Published Sep 19 2012 01:12 pm • Last Updated Sep 20 2012 04:39 pm

A Park City motorcycle police officer was treated for injuries sustained in a collision with a deer.

The accident occurred just before 11 p.m. Tuesday as the officer was riding on Kearns Boulevard, according to Park City police Capt. Phil Kirk.

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Kirk declined to release the name of the officer. He said the officer’s injuries were not life-threatening, but that he suffered extensive bumps and bruises and continued Wednesday to be X-rayed and examined to determine whether he suffered any longer-term injuries.

It was believed the deer darted in front of the motorcycle from a nearby cemetery.

The deer was killed on impact.

The accident is being investigated by the Utah Highway Patrol, per policy involving incidents within city limits involving city police officers.

remims@sltrib.com




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