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The 2017 numbers in State Farm’s 15th annual deer collision study have been released, and Indiana ranks 27th on the list of states where drivers are most likely to have a collision with a deer. Although position 27 may not sound very high, drivers have a 1 in 145 chance of being involved in a car crash with a deer in Indiana, making it a “high-risk” state.
The first step in preventing a collision with a deer is to arm yourself with information about their behavior:
If you drive on roadways where deer are commonly present, you need to drive cautiously. The following safety tips can help to ensure you are not one of the over 14,000 drivers who are involved in an Indiana car accident with a deer each year:
If you happen to be involved in an Indiana auto accident with a deer, heed the following instructions:
If you have the proper permit, you have the right to keep the deer in Indiana. You may also consider donating the deer to a food bank. Participating deer processors will accept and process the donated deer at no cost. The cost of butchering is covered by the Sportsman’s Benevolence Fund, and the meat will go to those in need.
If you or a loved one have been injured in a car accident because of another driver’s negligence, contact an Indianapolis auto accident attorney from Wilson Kehoe Winingham. The lawyers at WKW can help you get the compensation you deserve. Call 317.920.6400 or fill out an online contact form for a free, no-obligation case evaluation.