Motorcyclist Dead After Crash Involving Turkeys on Stoney Creek Road

Motorcyclist Dead After Crash Involving Turkeys on Stoney Creek Road

(Oakland County Sheriff’s Dept, April 8, 2019)

Rochester Hills, Oxford, MI-  Deputies and the Oakland Township Fire Department responded to the report of a personal injury accident involving a single motorcycle.  The motorcyclist was operating his 2005 Triumph motorcycle on westbound Stoney Creek Road near N. Rochester Road when several turkeys began to cross Stoney Creek Road in front of him.  One of the turkeys took flight and struck the motorcyclist in the chest, causing him to lose control and strike the guard rail post.  When the motorcyclist struck the guardrail his left leg was severed below the knee.

OUTCOME OF THE INCIDENT:  Paramedics arrived on the scene and stabilized the victim. The motorcyclist was transported to McLaren-Oakland Hospital by the Oakland Fire Department where he later died from his injuries.  Deputies from the Crash Reconstruction Unit responded to the scene to assist with the investigation.

The motorcyclist was wearing a helmet and other protective clothing at the time of the crash.

Alcohol does not appear to be a factor in this crash.  The victim’s next of kin have been notified.  The crash remains under investigation.

VICTIM INFORMATION:  70-year-old male, resident of Oxford Township.

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