MANATEE COUNTY, FL. -- Two people were seriously injured in the early morning hours Thursday after the Harley-Davidson motorcycle on which they were riding hit a deer.
Curtis B. Jackson, 65 and Shirley E. Jackson, 60, both of Avon Park, Fl. were eastbound on State Road 64 about 3 a.m. Thursday morning when a deer attempted to cross the road. The motorcycle hit the deer, overturned, then slid along the roadway 316 feet.
Both Jacksons were ejected from the cycle and neither was wearing a helmet according to FHP Trooper Barbara Ehrhart. They are in serious condition at Blake Medical Center. No charges have been filed.