by: Scott McCaulley
A man from Highlandville is injured near his hometown in a one vehicle accident while attempting to avoid hitting a deer.
The Missouri Highway Patrol reports the accident happened on OO Highway west of Highlandville around 6:45 Tuesday evening when 28-year-old Brandon Gideon swerved in an attempt to avoid hitting a deer in the roadway. Gideon’s pick-up truck began to go off the right side of the road when he over-corrected and eventually went off the left side of the road and overturned.
Gideon sustained moderate injuries and was taken to Cox South Hospital in Springfield for treatment.