Motorcyclist strikes animal in roadway

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The operator of a motorcycle received serious injuries in an accident Sunday night in Ray County.

Fifty-six-year-old Laurence Atkinson of Lawson was taken to Liberty Hospital.

A trooper said the motorcycle was northbound when it struck an animal on Ray County Route C north of West 126th Street.

Extensive damage was noted to the motorcycle and it was reported he was using safety equipment.