SANDS TOWNSHIP — A man was taken to the hospital this morning after the motorcycle he was driving collided with a deer.

Just before 8 a.m., police say that A 1994 Honda motorcycle driven by 33-year-old Daniel Hendrickson of Marquette, was traveling south on M-553 near the Marquette County Fairgrounds when he collided with a deer that was trying to cross the road.

The motorcycle slid on its side on the road before coming to a stop in a ditch. Hendrickson was wearing a helmet at the time of the crash. He was taken by ambulance to U.P. Health System – Marquette for treatment of non-life threatening injuries.