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Time of Year for Deer-Related Accidents

UNDATED (WHTC) -- It’s hunting season in Michigan and that means deer are on the move.  Don’t be one of the more than 130 drivers who have a deer encounter every day across Michigan.  While most of the accidents happen on rural roadways those staying on urban roads are still at risk.  Oakland County with more than one million residents, recorded the highest number of deer-vehicle crashes in 2012 with almost 17-hundred accidents.  Closer to home, Kent County came in second with almost 16-hundred deer-related accidents.  If you can’t avoid hitting a deer, try to stay in your lane and avoid swerving, brake firmly, hold on to the steering wheel and come to a controlled stop.  Get your vehicle off the road and contact the police.

Story by:  Diane E Coston

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