Wednesday, November 14, 2007
"I feel all funny. I see bright lights! I think I'm in love! No, wait, it's a car." (With apologies to Old Man Simpson.) To quote Sgt. Esterhaus as well, let's be careful out there today, OK?
This time of year, through December, is prime time for collisions with deer. That's because it's mating season, and deer are more active.
In the past 10 years, Minnesota has averaged about 5,100 vehicle-deer collisions each year (probably low since many such crashes are never reported), of which nearly 400 annually result in injuries. Since 1995, more than 30 people have been killed in Minnesota in car-deer collisions.
UPDATE: My friend filled in a couple of details, changes crossed out and noted.