Motorcyclist Killed After Hitting Wild Turkey

A 70 year old man was killed when he struck a wild turkey while riding his motorcycle.

According to CBS 62 Detroit, the crash happened Saturday afternoon in Oakland Township, about 22 miles northwest of Detroit.

A man was riding his bike when several turkey started crossing the road in front of him. One of the birds took flight and struck the man. He lost control of his bike and crashed. The man’s left leg was severed below the knee when he struck a guardrail.

Paramedics were able to stabilize him, but he later passed away at the hospital.

The man’s name has not been released, but please keep his family in your prayers during this trying time.