02 November 2020
 
NEW YORK STATE POLICE 
Major James M. Hall
Troop A Commander


  
 
PRESS RELEASE
 

Every October and November, Troopers handle an increased number of vehicles 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 resulting in serious physical injury or death.

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 a person has been injured.

NYSP Troop A (WNY) stats for car/deer collisions

2019 total deer collisions- 617                                 
September       78 collisions
October            221collisions
November        318 collisions

2018 total deer collisions- 560                                 
September       103 collisions
October            187 collisions
November        270 collisions

2017 total deer collisions- 578                                 
September       83 collisions
October            181 collisions
November        314 collisions

 

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