Motorcyclist Seriously Injured After Crashing Into A Turkey In Walnut Hill

June 10, 2021

A motorcyclist was seriously injured after crashing into a turkey Wednesday evening in Walnut Hill.

The adult male was headed east on Rockaway Creek Road about a mile from Pine Forest Road when he collided with the wild turkey about 6:50 p.m. He lost control of his Harley-Davidson motorcycle and slid about 150 feet along the pavement with the bike.

He was airlifted by MedStar Air Care 2 to Sacred Heart Hospital for treatment. The turkey did not survive.

The Florida Highway Patrol is investigating. Escambia County EMS and the Walnut Hill Station of Escambia Fire Rescue also responded. photos, click to enlarge.


7 Responses to “Motorcyclist Seriously Injured After Crashing Into A Turkey In Walnut Hill”

  1. Gabe on June 12th, 2021 2:51 pm

    Should be an early Thanks Givings. 1 That the rider is alive, and 2 he should have kept the turkey.

  2. Shaking My Head on June 11th, 2021 10:09 am

    You can’t make this stuff up. SMH

  3. Kat on June 11th, 2021 7:07 am

    Praying for recovery for you and your family members at this time. My husband just laid his motorcycle down on I-10 because of knuckle head in front of him. It was long couple weeks of recovery and still recovering at home.

  4. Shorty 1 on June 11th, 2021 6:00 am

    Hope & prayers for him & his family,I do a lot of riding in that area myself!

  5. Old Trucker on June 10th, 2021 8:06 pm

    Some “turkeys” don’t watch for motorcycles (or big trucks or cars, pickups, and school buses either).

  6. Mike on June 10th, 2021 7:35 pm

    Prayers for the rider hope he make a fast and full recovery.
    I try not to ride around here later in the evening and at night cause of all the animals around here and the drunks that drive 100mph around here.

  7. bob c on June 10th, 2021 3:29 pm

    Good Lord, hope the rider will be okay.

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