Motorcycle crashes after swerving to avoid horse

A Theda Star helicopter lands near the scene of a horse vs. motorcycle accident in Fond du Lac county.

TOWN OF FRIENDSHIP - The Van Dyne Fire Department and Fond du Lac County Sheriff's Department responded to a call of a motorcycle accident involving a horse Saturday morning.

The incident was reported just after 11 a.m. at the crossroads of Lakeshore Dr. and Northwestern Ave. in the Town of Friendship.

Officials say the 57-year-old motorcycle driver and his 53-year-old passenger were headed northbound on Highway 45 and attempted to avoid a horse in the roadway.

The motorcycle crashed and both driver and passenger suffered serious head injuries.

The two people on the motorcycle were not wearing helmets.

Authorities say they did not believe the horse was struck by the motorcycle.

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