An Olney man was injured in a motorcycle accident that occurred on US Route 50, 2 miles west of Flora, at 3:48am on Monday.
According to a report from the Illinois State Police, 50 year old, Jesse J Henry was traveling westbound on Route 50 when he attempted to avoid hitting a deer that was standing in the roadway. Henry fell off of his motorcycle and the motorcycle continued off of the roadway, coming to a rest in a creek.
Henry was taken to Clay County Hospital where he was then air lifted to Deaconess Hospital in Evansville, Indiana. Henry was wearing a helmet at the time of the accident.