According to the Barton County Sheriff’s Office, at approximately 7:40 p.m. Friday, George M. Goddard was riding a 1998 Harley Davidson motorcycle northbound on the Cheyenne Bottoms blacktop when he struck a deer that had run out of an adjacent cornfield. The collision caused Goddard to lose control, and he slid approximately 165 feet before coming to rest.
Goddard was transported to Clara Barton Hospital in Hoisington with a head injury and injuries to his lower extremities. He was later transferred to St. Francis Hospital in Wichita in stable condition.
The sheriff’s office was assisted by Claflin EMS and the Kansas Highway Patrol.
According to the accident report, Goddard was not wearing a helmet at the time of the accident.