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Pennsylvania Drivers Third Most Likely in U.S. to Have Deer-Related Accidents

Figures compiled by State Farm Insurance show that Pennsylvania drivers are the third most likely of motorists in any state to have a collision with a deer, having a one in 67 chance of a deer-related accident. With this in …

Fewer Deer Equals Fewer Collisions Caused by Deer in South Carolina

Records show that collisions between vehicles and deer in South Carolina are declining. The State in Columbia reports that a review by South Carolina public safety officials shows that vehicles and deer collided more than 2,200 times in 2014. That …

Deer Out in Force, Collisions on Rise in Mississippi

Mississippians aren’t the only ones bustling about this time of year. It’s a common sight to see herds of deer standing alongside — and even crossing — busy highways and roads. During December and January, when temperatures drop and the …

Louisiana Husband Dead, Wife Hospitalized After Harley Hits Deer

Louisiana State Police say a Leesville man was killed and his wife was seriously injured when their motorcycle collided with a deer at night. Master Trooper Daniel “Scott” Moreau says 53-year-old Gordon Bolton and 57-year-old Monika Bolton both were wearing …

Alabama Wildlife Chief Seizes Woman’s Pet Deer In Public Safety Move

A Dauphin Island woman wants to know the fate of her two pet deer after wildlife officials removed them and said they were a danger to the public. Staci Curtiss told the Mobile Press-Register that she had rescued the two …

Collisions Between Cars, Deer Increasing in Delaware

The number of collisions between deer and vehicles in Delaware is growing as state officials work to reduce the deer population. Citing statistics released recently by State Farm Insurance, The News Journal of Wilmington reports that Delaware drivers have a …

West Virginia Tops State Farm’s Deer-Vehicle Crash List

State Farm says West Virginia continues to be the state where a vehicle is most likely to hit a deer.The Mountain State tops State Farm’s annual list for the sixth consecutive year. The Bloomington, Ill.-based insurer released the latest list …

Car and Deer Collisions Cause 200 Deaths, Cost $4 Billion a Year

Cars and deer can be a lethal combination. An increase in urban sprawl and more roads being built through wildlife habitats have displaced deer from their natural habitat, leading to a rise in deer-vehicle collisions, according to the Insurance Information …

West Virginia to Study Ways to Reduce $50M in Deer Collisions

Every year in West Virginia, motorists and insurance companies pay more than $50 million to fix damage caused when vehicles collide with deer. State wildlife and highway officials hope to reduce that total by finding out where collisions most often …