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Motorcyclist injured after bird strike

Buzzard hits motorcyclist; biker in serious condition

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PUTNAM COUNTY, Fla. – The Florida Highway Patrol says a man is in serious condition at UF Gainesville after being hit by a buzzard while riding a motorcycle.

The FHP says Eric Doan, 35, told them he was riding his 2006 Suzuki GSX south on County Road 219 when noticed buzzards eating animal remains. He said one of them flew up and hit him in the shoulder.

The FHP says Doan lost control and overturned on the downhill section of the roadway.