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Collision with deer leaves man injured

Thursday, September 15, 2005

A Salem man suffered minor injuries Sept. 9 after a deer was thrown through the cab of his pickup truck.

Danny Sullins, 52, was driving westbound on Highway 62 just outside of Salem when an eastbound 1998 Mazda 626 struck a deer and propelled it into Sullins' 1995 Ford F-250, according to the Arkansas State Police.

The deer went through Sullins' windshield and hit him in the head, said trooper David Small of the Arkansas State Police.

After hitting Sullins the deer went through the back glass of the truck and landed in the north ditch, Small said.

Sullins was transported from the scene to Fulton County Hospital.

Fulton County Hospital Administrator Frank Wise said Sullins was kept 24 hours at the hospital for observation.

"I don't know how he's doing right now, but when he left here he was doing fine," Wise said.

According to the accident report, Sullins was struck in the head and shoulders by the deer.

The driver of the car that initially struck the deer, Osamah Amer, was not injured, Small said.

No citations were issued and the weather conditions were clear at the time of the accident.

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