Major James M. Hall
Troop A Commander
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
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