Police say a deer caused a fatal motorcycle crash on Western Road on Monday

A 34-year-old London man is dead after his motorcycle struck a deer Monday evening on Western Road near the university.

The motorcycle rider died at the scene and the animal was put down

(Bernard Graham/CBC)

A 34-year-old London man is dead after his motorcycle struck a deer Monday evening on Western Road near the university.

Police said the driver of the motorcycle was southbound on Western Road, south of Platts Lane, at around 6:45 p.m. when he collided with a deer that had run on to the street.

Investigators said the driver lost control of his motorcycle on impact and suffered fatal injuries.

The victim was pronounced dead at the scene.

Police said the deer sustained serious injuries and was put down.

The investigation has been reassigned to the traffic management unit and is ongoing

The name of the deceased is being withheld until family members have been notified.

Anyone with information about the crash is asked to call London Police at 519-661-5670 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477. Information can also be sent in on-line anonymously to www.londoncrimestoppers.com.

Second motorcycle crash

Meanwhile, a second collision involving a motorcycle in London on Monday left a rider with serious injuries.

Police said the driver of a motorcycle was travelling west on Riverside Drive at around 9:20 p.m. when it collided with a vehicle turning left from Beaverbrook onto Riverside.

The driver of the motorcycle sustained serious but non-life-threatening injuries.

The driver of the motor vehicle was not hurt.

As a result of their investigation, police have charged the driver of vehicle with making an unsafe turn.