HI, I had two accidents with deer,once when the deer jumped off a bank right on the hood of my car,never saw it coming,next time just recently,one ran right into the the drivers side door of my pickup,couldn`t get out,had to climb out the right side.each time the damage was in the 1000s.thank god if i can say that, that i wasn`t hurt and i walked away,both times i never saw it coming.I am a animal lover but some times people have to come first.They are beutiful creatures and i love to watch them in their natural envioriment but not on the highway. Carl
Yep, here it's required that you report it when you hit a deer, mainly so a lucky game commissioner or other public official can come clean up the awful/offal mess. At least that's how it was when I took my driver's test back in 82.
On the other hand, if you're involved in a one-car collision in which nobody else's property is damaged and your car is driveable, you're allowed to drive away. I hit a deer a while back, and it wound up in the ditch. I called the authorities when I got home, but I didn't hang around since the deer wasn't in the road. Common sense, pretty much.
If I had known somebody who could process it for me, that would have been a different story.
The problem with those deer crossing signs is that deer can't read.
Jim in PA
(where the schools are closed today because it's the first day of deer season ... no kidding)
>JOHN G. O'LEARY WEST BRIGHTON The writer is a partner in
>the law firm of O'Leary, McMahon & Spero.
The person driving the pickup
>didn't even stop.
>To me, this is a hit-and-run resulting in the death of an
>innocent animal. The person that did this knows what he or
>she did. Are they stupid? Have they no guilt or were they
>too busy on the cell phone? How could they not notice a deer
>in the middle of the road?
Last time I hit an animal while driving, I stopped, backed up to the scene of the "crime" - and asked my wife to get out and see if it was still alive?
She never came back, so I assume the bear survived.
Alright, I have hit two deer's and one elk in the 40 or so years I have been driving. I hit the elk with a semi truck, or should I say the elk jumped on the hood of the semi truck when I was exiting the freeway. A state trooper from CA was right behind me and saw the hole thing. A I would never serve to miss a elk while driving a semi truck and trailer, with both rigs costing about $175,000 to replace its not worth trying to miss a elk. Beside when I pulled into the fuel stop with a dead elk on the hood, the attendant ask what I wanted and I told him to fill it up with fuel and see if he could wash the windshield. The look on the kids face was priceless. Cost to replace the hood and windshield on the truck $1987.00. The first deer committed suicide when I was driving 45 mph down the road and jumped off the bank into the fount of my jeep. Never saw the deer. The second deer tried to commit suicide by running across the road, only to hit the drivers door. I saw the deer and slowed down to about 10 MPH and it still ran into me. So I cannot stop animals from trying to commit suicide so I drive to be safe.