It's that time of year again, Bambi is on the move and western PA drivers need to exercise extra caution while on the roadways. The peak times for deer related accidents begin in October and continue through December. Real injury and even death can result in these sort of incidents, and anyone who's hit a deer (or worse, an elk or moose) knows the expensive damage that can be done.
According to the Insurance Information Institute, 1.6 million deer-vehicle collisions occur each year, resulting in 200 fatalities, tens of thousands of injuries and over $3.6 billion in vehicle damage. Where do these accidents usually happen? Is there any way to avoid them, or at least mitigate their damage? Being prepared can help prevent you from adding to these statistics.