A motorcyclist suffered minor injuries Thursday morning after colliding with a deer in Town of Charlotte, according to the Chautauqua County Sheriff’s deputies.

John F. Way, 68, of Dunkirk, told deputies that he was traveling south on Route 60, at about 6 a.m., when he hit a deer that had entered the road. Way told deputies that he stayed on the bike and slid a short distance to the side of the road.

Deputies said Way suffered minor facial and hand injuries, and was taken to Brooks Memorial Hospital for treatment.