Vehicle Strikes Deer; Tips To Avoid Collisions

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FRAMINGHAM – A vehicle struck a deer early Monday morning, September 26.

The crash happened at 1:32 a.m. at 39 Loring Drive in Framingham.

Police said there were no human injuries. No citations were issued.

There are now more than 95,000 white-tailed deer in Massachusetts. Densities range from about 10–15 deer per square mile in northwestern Massachusetts to more than 80 deer per square mile in areas of eastern Massachusetts closed to hunting, according to the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

Deer are most active between 5 pm and 8 am.

Deer also are more active in the fall and winter seasons.

To avoid deer when driving at night, “Use high beam headlights, when there is no oncoming traffic. The higher light will better illuminate the eyes of deer on or near the roadway,” according to the Insurance Information Institute.

Slow down and blow your horn with one long blast to frighten the deer away, suggested the Institute.

Brake firmly but stay in your lane when you notice a deer in or near your path, advised the Institute.

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