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Motorcyclist hurt in collision with deer

A Michigan motorcyclist sustained fractured ribs and other injuries in a collision with a yearling mule deer on Highway 133 near Redstone Thursday morning, according to the Colorado State Patrol.

Charles Uniacke, 53, of Big Rapids, Mich., was riding his 1996 Honda Goldwing northbound on 133 when he struck and killed the deer at mile marker 52.5 at about 11 a.m., said Trooper Sean O’Neil.

Uniacke was transported to Valley View Hospital in Glenwood Springs, where he was to spend Thursday night for observation, according to O’Neil.

“It’s just broken ribs as far as we know now, and a laceration,” O’Neil said. “Luckily, he was wearing his helmet and had on full leathers which saved him from further injury.”

O’Neil said Uniacke’s motorcycle sustained moderate damage in the collision.

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