Two eyes shining in the road. You hit the brakes, but it’s too late: You hear a thump as you strike the deer. What should you do if you hit a deer?
“A century ago, white-tailed deer were rare on the East Coast. Now they number more than 20 million, and they’re everywhere: in back yards, in parks and on the roads. Collisions with deer cause 200 human deaths and cost more than $4 billion per year.” Deer car accidents are more common than you think. Don’t assume it won’t happen to you! In fact, according to compare.com, you have a 1/169 chance of hitting a deer. With deer hunting season coming up, those chances increase greatly! Here is what you should do if it happens to you.