Two Recent Crashes Caused by Deer

Incidents occurred in Newtown and Middletown Township.

said these two recent accidents involved vehicles striking deer.

On Oct. 3 at 1:25 a.m., state police responded to a one-vehicle accident on I-95 southbound at Exit 50.7 in Lower Makefield. Police said the vehicle struck a deer and sustained disabling damage to the left front and required towing from the scene. The driver, a 31-year-old female from Newtown, was not injured. Trooper Thomas Geerlof investigated the incident.

On Oct. 5 at 10:23 p.m., state police responded to a one-vehicle crash on I-95 southbound at the Exit 46B off ramp. Police said the vehicle struck a deer as it was traveling on the off ramp. It was towed from the scene. The driver, a 22-year-old female from Philadelphia, was not injured. Trooper Robert Richter investigated the incident.

, the Pa. Game Commission has advised motorists to slow down after sundown and before sunrise to reduce their risk of having a close encounter with a white-tailed deer.

Deer collisions are an annual occurrence that will continue through Thanksgiving week and begin to slow down in mid-December.  For the sake of public safety, the Game Commission urges motorists to drive cautiously after dark for the next several months.


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