A Bad Area For Deer

Deer collisions can happen virtually anywhere at any time, but new data from the Safe Communities Coalition reveals the most dangerous areas…are in Williams County. The Ohio State Highway Patrol reports 410 deer-related accidents in 2020 and 1,994 over the past five years. The worst road segments are Ohio 34…between County Road 13 and County Road D.50, northwest of Bryan…and Ohio 576, around County Road M and County Road 11…north of Montpelier. Also, the report concludes…most deer-related accidents occur before dawn and after dusk on unlighted roads. If a collision is all but unavoidable, experts say it’s safer for the driver to hit the animal. When your vehicle strikes a deer, or any large animal, pull off the road and turn on your hazard lights, Then…Dial 911…and wait for help to arrive.

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