OAKLAND TOWNSHIP (AP) — Authorities say a 70-year-old motorcyclist has died after he collided with a turkey that was trying to cross a road in suburban Detroit.
The crash happened Saturday afternoon in Oakland Township, about 22 miles northwest of Detroit.READ MORE: Lawsuit Filed Against University Of Michigan Days After $490M Settlement Of Sexual Abuse Claims
The Oakland County sheriff’s office says several turkeys started to cross the road in front of the man and one of them took flight, colliding with him and causing him to lose control of the motorcycle. The man’s left leg was severed below the knee when he struck a guardrail.READ MORE: Detroit Family Seeking Justice 1 Year After 21-Year-Old Man Shot, Killed
The sheriff’s office says the Oxford Township man was stabilized by paramedics at the scene, but he died after being taken to a hospital. The crash is under investigation.MORE NEWS: Oakland County Commissioners Approve $3.2 Million In Response To Oxford High School Shooting
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