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FRAMINGHAM – A driver trying to avoid striking a tree, crashed into a tree on Sunday night, September 11.

the crash happened at 11:13 p.m. at 5 Nixon Road in Framingham.

The driver “swerved” his vehicle to avoid striking a deer and “struck a tree,” said Framingham Police spokesperson Lt. Rachel Mickens.

The passenger in the vehicle was injured and transported to MetroWest Medical Center in Framingham, said the police spokesperson.

This was the second crash a driver had this weekend, trying to avoid a deer.

On Friday night, a woman driver, trying to avoid a deer in the road, rolled over her vehicle, according to police.

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Here are some tips:

Brake don’t swerve if you see a deer, and always assume there may be more than one.

Swerving to avoid an animal can put you at risk for hitting another vehicle or losing control of your car.

It can also confuse the animal as to which way to go.

Instead, just slow down as quickly and safely as you can.

Your odds for surviving an accident are better when hitting an animal than when hitting another car.

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Susan Petroni is the former editor for SOURCE. She is the founder of the former news site, which as of May 1, 2023, is now a self-publishing community bulletin board. The website no longer has a journalist but a webmaster.