Kansas motorcyclist hurt in collision with buffalo

INDEPENDENCE, Kan. | A collision between a motorcycle and a buffalo has landed a Kansas man in the hospital with serious injuries.

Montgomery County sheriff's Deputy Kyle Hand said the collision happened around 4:25 a.m. Thursday on a county road southwest of the city.

The deputy says a 49-year-old Independence man was riding his motorcycle when he ran into a buffalo that was in the roadway.

The man was airlifted to Freeman Hospital in Joplin, Mo., for surgery. Sheriff Robert Dierks said the man was in critical condition Thursday afternoon.

| The Associated Press