Pennsylvania Top State for Deer Related Accidents
It’s the time of year that deer are on the move. They are migrating and mating and often run into the roadway where they are struck by passing motorists, causing personal injury and property damage.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration there are about 1.5 million car accidents with deer each year that result in $1 billion in vehicle damage, about 150 human fatalities, and over 10,000 personal injuries. The actual numbers are probably higher because the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s figures for deer accidents, rely on inconsistent state reporting- there is no standard reporting of deer accidents in the country yet, and a “reportable deer accident” varies significantly between states.
In an insurance claims statistics study conducted, the top ten states for deer accidents claims that Pennsylvania drivers experience more deer collisions than any other state. The number of accidents increases with the deer migrating and mating season which occurs between the months of October and December.
Be careful and watch for deer along the side of the road. Where there is one, there are probably more.
If you or a loved one have been injured in a car accident, falldown, or other event caused by someone else’s negligence, call Naftulin and Shick, PC for a free consultation at 215-348-5455.