According to a leading insurer, such collisions have risen more than 20% since 2008. For the last four years. Each year, collisions with deer kill about 200 people, and the average cost of damage is $3,103. Deer accidents occur most frequently between 6 p.m. and 9 p.m., but herds are also very active in the early morning.
Remember that deer typically travel in groups, so if you see one, there’s a very good chance more will pop out. It’s mating season, so bucks will be more aggressive than usual. If you should strike a deer, keep in mind that they can be dangerous, especially when injured.
A collision with a deer is covered by auto insurance provided you have comprehensive or, other-than Collision auto coverage. In an effort to save on insurance costs many people have cancelled their comprehensive insurance. Be sure to check your policy and give your insurance company a call and protect yourself and add the coverage if needed.