09/17/2013 02:54 EDT | Updated 11/17/2013 05:12 EST

Airborne deer kills Quebec motorcyclist

SAINT-CALIXTE, Que. - A Quebec woman riding a motorbike died Tuesday after being struck by a deer as it catapulted through the air following a collision with a car.

The accident occurred in Saint-Calixte, north of Montreal.

Provincial police say the 39-year-old woman died in hospital.

The driver of the car suffered shock and minor injuries.