Motorcyclist Injured Trying to Avoid Deer in Vernon

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    A motorcyclist was badly injured in a crash in Vernon.

    A motorcyclist sustained a serious head injury after crashing while trying to avoid a deer on Monday morning.

    Lifestar medical helicopter has been requested and Rt. 83/Hartford Turnpike is closed at Route 30/Talcottville Road, a major intersection in Vernon.

    Hartford Turnpike is also closed by Main Street.

    Lifestar will be landing at the Connecticut Golf Land parking lot, officials said.

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