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Brainerd motorcyclist injured after colliding with deer

A 49-year-old Brainerd man was injured Wednesday when his motorcycle collided with a deer on Highway 25, just south of Thiesse Road in Brainerd, the Minnesota State Patrol reported.

Jeffrey J. Tandeski was taken by North Memorial Ambulance to Essentia Health-St. Joseph's Medical Center in Brainerd, where he was reported in fair condition.

Tandeski was traveling on his Honda Road Sport northbound on Highway 25 when the deer came out of the ditch and the two collided.

The Crow Wing County Sheriff's Office and the Brainerd Fire Department were called to assist. Firefighters were canceled en route.