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WICHITA, Kansas – A motorcycle collided with a deer Saturday night and the rider says he wants his crash to be a reminder to other riders and drivers, that deer season is here.
“It kept me alive,” says Gordon Rogers, who suffered a bad case of road rash, some nasty bruises and four fractured ribs.
Rogers credits his helmet for saving his life.
“I saw the first one and about the time I started to let off the throttle, a second one stepped right in front of me,” explains Rogers.
Headed west on MacArthur and just past 119th, Rogers hit the deer going 55 miles per hour.
He says he tumbled off his bike, rolled four or five times then landed on his knees.
A driver behind him called 911.
Rogers says, “My helmet, it’s scratched up , its got some deep scratches in and that would have been the left side of my head.”
He wants his accident to be a reminder for others.
“I can’t say it enough,” says Rogers. “You have to know where you’re going especially if you’re driving at dusk, this could happen.”
Which is why Rogers says there’s one thing he knows for certain when it comes to his helmet.
“My decision is, especially after Saturday, I’ll never ride without one,” says Rogers.
Rogers says he’ll fully recover from his injuries and will be more aware when riding his bike, especially at dusk.