10 Thousand People A Year Are Injured During Car Deer Season

10.03.12 | Sarah Harnisch

October is car-deer collision season. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports about a million of these types of accidents happen every year on America's highways, killing 200 people, injuring almost ten thousand more and causing about a billion dollars in damage.  Motorists should be alert for deer especially in the early morning hours and just before sun-set. Experts say if a deer-car collision is inevitable, it is better to hit the deer, than to swerve and try to avoid it. People are more likely to be injured if their car leaves the roadway.