Had a family trip scheduled down to Texas from st Louis and asked routing questions on various forums. Rode down via suggestions and following best roads on butlers ozarks map that had not ridden before. spent 5 days down in Texas and then headed back. originally wanted to explore down south, but weather was changing and week of rain was coming. by Friday i had made it to mid arkansas on 7 and started looking for a tent site as night was approaching. at 7 and 60 lake nimrod had some sites. as i rode up and looked they seemed closed from recent flooding. setup at an upper site anyway as i was tired from a long day. some guy came by and told me they did not offer camping. tore down and decided to head up the highway and find other accommodations. somewhere on 7 and 60 area 3 deer ran out in front of me and I hit and killed em. I went sliding as did the bike, my 09 versys. somehow i managed to call 911 and it took them 30 mins to find me. I was loaded onto an ambulance and shipped to conway, the nearest trauma center. woke up later that night in critical care facility with collapsed lung, 8 broken ribs, broken left hand and wrist, broken collar bone on right front and back, fractured right shoulder, solid concussion,and road rash on hands, knees, and lower back. state trooper showed up to take my statement. he said they found me sitting on edge of highway all f'd up. gave it and he left me alone. spent another 10 days there, 4 in critical care until the surgeries on ribs, collar bone, and hand. fellow riders have taken care of bike and will trailer it back by end of weekend. Glad to be back home, have a bit of healing to do.