A Palisade area man was injured in a single vehicle accident involving wildlife yesterday in Crow Wing County.

According to the Minnesota State Patrol Arthur Erwin Peterson, 72, was injured when the southbound 2017 Harley Davidson Motorcycle he was driving collided with a deer on Highway 169 in Garrison Township. According to the State Patrol report, Peterson was taken to Riverwood Hospital in Aitkin and treated for injuries troopers at the scene describe as non-life threatening.

Road conditions were listed as dry. Peterson was not wearing an helmet at the time of the accident, reported just after 10AM.

Officials say alcohol was not a factor in the accident.

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