Deer are out in full force throughout October and November in PA, and that’s a huge cause of concern for local drivers.
According to a new study, Pennsylvania ranks among some of the worst states for deer collisions. State Farm Insurance Company found that the state is actually number one for animal related accidents. Between June 2020 to June 2021, Pennsylvania led the country with the highest amount of auto insurance claims, and the chances of a driver hitting a deer actually shot up by 7 percent.
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.