2 people injured after motorcyclist attempts to avoid deer on Hwy E

LACLEDE COUNTY, MO – Two people were injured while trying to swerve to avoid hitting a deer on Highway E in Laclede County late last night, according to the Missouri State Highway Patrol.

The crash occurred on Highway E, about a mile west of Highway 5 at 11:05 p.m., when the operator of a 2003 Harley-Davidson Softtail motorcycle, 24-year-old Eldridge man Elza M. Evans, attempted to avoid hitting a deer in the road.

The motorcycle went off the left side of the roadway and crashed into an embankment.

Evans was taken to Lake Regional Medical Center with moderate injuries.

His passenger, 24-year-old Alexis D. Schrecengost, of Lebanon, was taken to the same hospital for the treatment of severe injuries.

Neither victim was wearing a helmet at the time of the crash.

No other vehicles were involved in the crash.

This article is one in a series presented by OnderLaw to inform our neighbors about car accidents and traffic news across our city. It should not be interpreted as legal advice. However, if you or someone you love has been injured in a motorcycle crash, we would like to discuss your case in detail. Depending on the circumstances, you may be entitled to financial compensation for your medical bills, your lost income, and other expenses. More importantly, the only way to fight for the rights of motorcyclists across the state or fix the root cause of many accidents is to enlist the help of an experienced attorney that has the possibility to effect change and can prevent this from happening to another family. Contact us today to speak to one of our compassionate St. Louis motorcycle accident attorneys.