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Vehicle Damage from Deer

As cute as that bushy-tailed deer might be, its inherent cuteness usually wares off as soon as it causes a serious collision. Many drivers are so focused on whatever hazards fellow drivers might cause them that they fail to be on the lookout for animals that may quickly cross the road or approach from your blind spot.

Deer: The Facts

There are many animals, both large and small, that can cause serious or even fatal car wrecks. The number one offender from the furry set is the deer. There are approximately 1.5 million auto-deer collisions each year in the United States. These crashes result in around 150 fatalities, thousands of injuries and around $1.5 billion in damages.

The ten states drivers are most likely to get blind sided by a deer are:

  • Pennsylvania
  • Michigan
  • Illinois
  • Ohio
  • Georgia
  • Minnesota
  • Virginia
  • Indiana
  • Texas
  • Wisconsin

Deer are very stealthy animals and unlike cows or horses that can be easily detected, they can come out of wooded areas with little to visibility. Deer are a particular threat to drivers with small vehicles. If a deer is hit head on by a small car, it can potentially fly through the windshield of the car and hit the driver. A deer hit on any car can cause a driver to lose control.

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