BATES COUNTY, Mo. — A man wrecked while trying to avoid hitting an animal earlier Monday

31-year-old Dustin E. Getz, of Kansas City, was driving east on County Road 8004, about a half miles east of County Road 1503, when he attempted to dodge an animal in the road and struck a bridge.

Getz received minor injuries for which he was transported to Bates County Memorial for treatment.