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COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) – A hospital spokesman says a 44-year-old woman is doing well after suffering serious injuries when her motorcycle hit a deer over the weekend.

According to a report by the Missouri State Highway Patrol, Laura L. Bradshaw-Straub was riding north on Route B when she hit a deer on Sunday near Columbia.

The Columbia Daily Tribune reports she was taken to University Hospital with serious injuries. A spokesman for the University of Missouri Health Care system says her condition has been upgraded to good.

Patrol Sgt. Paul Reinsch says Bradshaw-Straub isn’t suspected of speeding or driving carelessly. He says she hasn’t been arrested or issued any citations.

Reinsch says authorities had to kill the deer after the accident.
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Information from: Columbia Daily Tribune