Pennsylvania is ranked as the sixth most likely state for colliding with a deer, according to State Farm’s annual deer collision study. Pennsylvania drivers have a one in 85 chance of colliding with a deer, which is substantially higher than the national average of one in 183. In order to prevent a Pennsylvania car wreck with a deer, keep the following facts in mind.
- Deer are very active from September through January. Because deer are on the move during these months, there in an increase in the likelihood of colliding with a deer during this time period.
- Deer are more active at dawn and dusk. This increased activity, in combination with the low lighting conditions, makes it much harder to avoid a collision.
- Deer are most commonly found in heavily wooded and rural areas; therefore, always take extra caution when traveling along wooded or rural roadways.
- Deer are pack animals and almost never travel alone, so the chances are very likely that if you spot one deer, there are more close by. Slow down and take caution when moving through the area.
If you or someone you love has been seriously injured in a Pennsylvania or New Jersey car crash, contact Cordisco & Saile. A Philadelphia injury lawyer in our office will sit down with you, for free, and discuss your options after a Pennsylvania or New Jersey auto accident.