NORTH HORNELL — A Wayland motorcyclist was injured Friday after his cycle possibly struck a deer on Seneca Road North in Hornellsville around noon, officials said.
The injured cyclist, Frank E. Gross, 70, told emergency responders that he crashed his bike after a deer entered the roadway, according to North Hornell Fire Chief Mike Robbins.
Gross was taken to the Hornell Airport by a Maple City Fire Department ambulance and then airlifted to Strong Memorial Hospital, where he remained "under evaluation" Saturday in the Emergency Department, according to the hospital.
North Hornell-based State Police said the results of an investigation are pending. Authorities said a Steuben County Sheriff’s Office deputy also assisted at the scene.
According to the North Hornell Fire Department, the accident was reported at 11:47 a.m. North Hornell firefighters secured the scene, controlled traffic, cleared debris and assisted the Hornell ambulance crew.