15 October 2019
Major Edward J. Kennedy
Troop A Commander

Every October and November, Troopers handle an increased number of vehicles collisions striking deer in Troop A- Western New York.  Operators should use caution around dusk and dawn. 

If you are operating a vehicle and a deer enters the roadway do NOT swerve.  When an operator swerves to avoid a deer, the vehicle is more likely to strike another vehicle or exit the roadway striking trees or utility poles.

If you strike a deer, remain at the scene and call 911.  An accident report can be completed by Troopers if your vehicle has over $1,000 in damage or if an involved person has been injured.

NYSP Troop A stats for car/deer collisions

September        2017- 83 collisions
October            2017- 181 collisions
November        2017- 314 collisions
2017 total collisions- 1,412
September        2018- 103 collisions
October            2018- 187 collisions
November        2018- 270 collisions
2018 total collisions- 1,523


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