State Troopers warn November has most car-deer collisions
Press Release, NY State Police
Every October and November, State Troopers handle an increased number of vehicles striking deer in Troop A – Western New York. Operators should use caution around dusk and dawn.
If you are operating a vehicle and a deer enters the roadway do not swerve. When an operator swerves to avoid a deer, the vehicle is more likely to strike another vehicle or exit the roadway striking trees or utility poles resulting in serious physical injury or death.
If you strike a deer, remain at the scene and call 911. An accident report can be completed by Troopers if your vehicle has over $1,000 in damage or if a person has been injured.
NYSP Troop A (WNY) stats for car/deer collisions
2019 total deer collisions – 617
September: 78 collisions
October: 221 collisions
November: 318 collisions
2018 total deer collisions – 560
September: 103 collisions
October: 187 collisions
November: 270 collisions
2017 total deer collisions – 578
September: 83 collisions
October: 181 collisions
November: 314 collisions