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Pennsylvania trooper injured in North Carolina accident

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Tuesday, May 21, 2013, 12:01 a.m.
 

A Pennsylvania state trooper remains in critical condition in a hospital in Wilmington, N.C., as a result of being hit by a deer while riding a motorcycle early Friday, police said.

Ocean Isle Beach police reported that Josiah Murdock and some friends were in the Brunswick County town for the spring Bike Week rally held in nearby Myrtle Beach, S.C.

Police said the riders were about 500 feet from a home where they were staying on East Fourth Street when a deer jumped onto the road and hit Murdock about 12:30 a.m.

Murdock was taken to Hanover Regional Medical Center.

Police said he was wearing a helmet.

Murdock, originally from Butler, has been a trooper since December 2005.

“Our thoughts and prayers continue to go out to Trooper Murdock and his family. We're hoping he makes a complete recovery,” said Trooper John Matchik, a co-worker of Murdock's at the state police barracks in White Township, Indiana County.

 

 
 


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