BIG LAKE -- A motorcyclist was hurt when he swerved to avoid a deer and crashed.

The Minnesota State Patrol says it happened at about 9:45 p.m. Thursday on westbound Highway 10, at County Road 43, near Big Lake in Sherburne County.

Forty-two-year-old Brandon Pugh of Big Lake was taken to North Memorial Hospital in Robbinsdale with non-life threatening injuries.