RICE - A Rice man is hospitalized after the motorcycle he was driving collided with a deer.

The Benton County Sheriff's Office says the incident happened last (Sunday) night just before 7:30 p.m. one mile east of Highway 10 on Little Rock Road northeast.

After hitting the deer, 20-year-old Brandon Ringwelski's bike traveled about 100 feet on the road before going into the ditch.

He was wearing a helmet and riding gear.

Ringwelski suffered serious injuries and was taken to St. Cloud Hospital.