Floyd Town Manager Lance Terpenny

Floyd Town Manager — and avid motorcyclist — Lance Terpenny is recovering from bruises and scrapes — also known as “road rash” — after laying the bike he was riding down to avoid hitting a deer.

Floyd Mayor Will Griffin says Terpenny was riding a friends motorcycle when a deer jumped across the road in front of him and another motorcyclist following. Both laid their bikes down rather than hit the animal.

Neither was seriously injured but Griffin said the town manager is recovering from the road rash and is expected to return to work soon.