, carolynconner

COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho (AP) — A 44-year-old North Idaho man is hospitalized in serious condition after striking a moose while riding his motorcycle south of Coeur d'Alene.

The Idaho State Police say Ryan Bartlett of Rathdrum was northbound on U.S. Highway 95 at about 11:15 p.m. Wednesday when a moose came onto the highway. The ISP says Bartlett was unable to avoid the animal.

He was taken to Kootenai Health in Coeur d'Alene, where hospital officials say he was being treated in the intensive care unit. It was not immediately clear what happened to the moose.