Deer vs. motorcycle crash limits traffic on Rimrock Road

2014-07-31T09:00:00Z 2014-07-31T23:32:27Z Deer vs. motorcycle crash limits traffic on Rimrock RoadGazette staff The Billings Gazette
July 31, 2014 9:00 am  • 

When Armando Espinosa came upon the scene of a motorcycle crash Thursday morning on Rimrock Road near West 48th Street, he quickly took action.

When he passed by, cars were slowing down but not enough, said the employee at DN Tanks, a company that constructs concrete storage receptacles.

The accident happened at about 8:45 a.m., when a 37-year-old motorcyclist collided with a deer and sustained serious road rash.

Traffic was reduced to one lane while the crash was investigated and cleared, and Espinosa immediately grabbed traffic cones to warn motorists.

“I brought them out to make sure everybody was safe and did a little traffic control,” he said.

Billings Police Officer Ben Beck said the motorcyclist sustained some cuts and road rash, but was conscious and talking when police arrived. He was transported to a Billings hospital for further evaluation.

Espizona just went above and beyond, said some of the firefighters who responded to the scene. Most people just drive by.

“It’s just something that we have to do for each other,” Espinosa said as he collected his cones before heading back to work.

No citations were issued. The motorcyclist was not wearing a helmet. The deer fled after the collision.

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