Motorcycle/Deer Collision Reported Saturday in Koochiching County

A Southern Minnesota man was injured in a single-vehicle accident Saturday in Koochiching County.

According to the Minnesota State Patrol, Craig Gary Burdorf, (47) of Arlington, was injured when the northbound 2003 Honda motorcycle he was driving struck a deer on Highway 53 at County Road 142 in Rainy Lake. According to the State Patrol report, the vehicle went off the road into the northbound ditch.

Burdorf was transported to International Falls and treated for injuries troopers at the scene described as non-life threatening. Burdorf was wearing a helmet at the time of the accident reported just after 7 pm.

Officials say alcohol was not a factor in the accident.


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