Man Injured in Traffic Accident Trying to Avoid Hitting a Deer

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.


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