Two people were transported to the hospital after a motor scooter they were riding on Saturday in rural Galena struck a deer.
According to the Jo Daviess County Sheriff’s Office, the accident happened Saturday, July 4th just before 7:00 PM.
The Jo Daviess County 911 Center says they received a report of a traffic accident with injuries near the intersection of N. Bowden Rd. and W. Buckhill Rd. in rural Galena. Deputies said upon arrival they learned a small motor scooter, driven by a 24 year old man from Wadsworth, Ill. was struck by a deer.
Police said the man and his passenger, a 17 year old girl, were both ejected, and each sustained injuries. According to the Sheriff’s office, both occupants were transported to the Midwest Medical Center by Galena Ambulance.
The 24 year old was then transported to a hospital in Rockford by medical helicopter. The Jo Daviess County Sheriff’s Office said the accident remains under investigation. The extent of the passengers’ injuries is not known.