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Two injured in motorcycle versus deer accident

September 13, 2019 by Kayla Houp

Two people were injured and one transported as the result of a three-motorcycle accident near the intersection of U.S. Highway 51 and Sylvan Shore Drive early Saturday evening, Sept. 7.

According to an accident report issued by the Minocqua Police Department, Randy Rasmussen, 57, of Davenport, Fla., was travelling in a staggered line with two other motorcycles when a deer came off the right side into his lane of travel. Rasmussen reportedly attempted to slow down, but was unable to avoid colliding with the deer.

Richard Bains, II, 52, Gillett, was operating the second motorcycle when Rasmussen collided with the deer. Bains’ motorcycle was struck by the third motorcycle while attempting to slow down.

Both riders of the third vehicle, Jeffrey Roberts and Wendy Eick, 58 and 57, Bonduel, were ejected from the motorcycle.

Wendy Eick sustained minor injuries and was transported and released from Howard Young Medical Center.

All other riders were checked over and sustained minor cuts and bruises.

As a result of the incident, there was a one-lane road closure from 5:17 to 6:15 p.m. on Saturday.

Kayla Houp may be reached via email at [email protected]


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