Sunday, December 26, 2010

Adirondack Stats: Deer-Car Collisions

Number of deer-vehicle accidents per year in the US: approximately 1.5 million

Months when deer-related accidents are most likely to occur: October and November

Number of people in the US killed in crashes involving animals (mostly deer) in 1993: 101

That number in 2007: 223

Annual repair cost of deer-vehicle accidents: approximately $3.6 billion (about $3,000 per incidents)

Additional annual amount for medical expenses and out-of-pocket costs to drivers: $1 billion

Number of deer-vehicle accidents reported in New York State in 2007: 80,022

Rank of New York State in a list of highest deer-vehicle accidents in 2007: Third

Based on 2007 data, the chances a New York driver will be involved in a deer-vehicle accident: 1-in-141

The nation-wide likelihood a driver will be involved in a deer-related vehicle accident (based on 2007 data): 1 in 209

Source: George J. Bryjak “Oh, Deer!” in the Adirondack Daily Enterprise. Photo: http://www.fnal.gov/

Related Stories


Community News Reports

Community news stories come from press releases and other notices from organizations, businesses, state agencies and other groups.

Submit your contributions to Almanack Editor Melissa Hart at [email protected]




Comments are closed.