CHAMPAIGN COUNTY, Ill. (WAND) - A motorcyclist was rushed to the hospital with serious injuries after an animal ran into them, according to Illinois State Police District 10.

According to the preliminary investigation, a 31-year-old Rantoul woman was driving north on US Route 45 when an animal ran onto the roadway and hit her motorcycle. The crash happened .25 miles north of Champaign County Road 3300 North at 9:21 p.m. Friday.

Troopers say the motorcycle tipped over and the driver skidded into the southbound lane.

The motorcyclist was transported to a local hospital with serious injuries. Police cited her for Operating an Uninsured Motor Vehicle.

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