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State Police: Look Out For Deer In The Road

Last updated on Thursday, October 4, 2007

(UNDATED) - Indiana State Police in Jasper want to remind everyone it’s deer season. No, not deer hunting season, deer accident season.

State troopers say this is the time of year when deer migrate through fields, and across roads. They say so far this year, the State of Indiana has had 8,777 accidents involving deer, more than 220 of which resulting in injuries, and 2 fatalities.

Troopers suggest using high-beam headlights when possible at night to help find deer alongside the roadway, to look for the reflections of the deer's eyes, and, if you do hit a deer, do not touch it. Just because you hit it, doesn't mean it's dead, and a wounded deer can cause serious bodily injury.

Finally, if you hit a deer, troopers remind drivers they must report it to police as they would any other accident.

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