A man traveling by motor scooter or motorcycle on Lamberts Mill Road near Bayberry Lane was transported by helicopter to University Hospital in Newark Monday morning after being struck by a deer, Westfield Police Capt. Scott Rodger confirmed.
Rodger said police are at the scene investigating. He could not provide information about the man's condition nor could he confirm the man's identity or say if he is a Westfield resident.
In October, the Department of Environmental Protection issued this warning to motorists: "If you see one deer, be on guard: others may be in the area. Deer typically move in family groups at this time of year and cross roads single-file. Female deer are being chased by bucks and during breeding phase are often unaware of traffic."
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