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Animals On Roadway Number One Cause Of Crashes In Orange County

Last updated on Thursday, January 24, 2013

(ORANGE COUNTY) - Animals in the roadway, was the number one cause of automobile crashes in Orange County in 2012.

A study by the Orange County Sheriff's Department concluded that of 648 crashes last year, animals in the road caused 219 accidents.

Most were deer, however dogs, livestock and other wild animals were involved. Distractions to drivers were the next cause.

Everything from texting to eating to changing the radio caused the distractions.

A total of 159 people were injured last year in auto accidents in Orange County.

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