Vehicle Hits Deer Thursday Morning in Front of Gadsden State Cherokee

According to Centre Police, a vehicle struck a deer around 8:00am Thursday in front of Gadsden State Cherokee.

Early reports indicated that the driver was merely shaken up in the collision.

We’ll have more as reports are made available.

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WSFA) – The Alabama Law Enforcement Agency and insurance companies say deer collisions are more likely to happen around this time of the year. Sgt. Jeremy Burkett of ALEA says it’s because of mating season.

This means more deer will be on the roads, especially in rural areas.

According to studies, one in 131 Alabamians will get in a deer collision that could total your vehicle or injure a passenger.

If you hit a deer, especially at high speeds, there is potential for injury. Burkett says Alabama dispatchers have seen deer go through windshields; he says the best way to avoid hitting a deer is to remain alert.  If you see one slow down to give yourself time to react.  If a collision does occur, pull over and dial 9-1-1.

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