Statistics And Safety Tips Concerning Illinois Motorist Collisions With Deer

Today (November 26, 2013) the Illinois Department of Transportation and Illinois Department of Natural Resources (IDNR) issued a news release titled “Illinois Vehicle Deer Crash Fatalities…” (pdf) concerning the fatal crashes, injuries and the number of motorists killed in collisions with deer in 2012.

An excerpt:

Motor vehicle crashes involving deer were responsible for four fatalities in 2012, a decrease from six fatalities in 2011. Injuries resulting from a motor vehicle – deer crash decreased from 613 in 2011 to 608 in 2012.

The number of deer-vehicle crashes decreased significantly to 15,489 in 2012, as compared to 18,044 in 2011.

As well, the news release lists the top 10 Illinois counties for deer collisions, with Lake County being listed #7.

Also, the news release offers motorists seven safety suggestions to avoid colliding with deer.


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