The Washington State Patrol (WSP) , in a media release, is warning drivers to watch out for wildlife during the fall. Collisions between motor vehicle and deer is at the highest amount between October and December. The WSP says that when people turn their clocks back and the days are shorter and more people are driving in the dark morning and evening hours, the incidence of collisions increases.
According to the WSP, in Thurston and Pierce Counties, there have already been 128 collisions between motor vehicles and animals.
Collisions with deer and other large animals are costly but they can also be deadly. In approximately 2% of the car v. deer collisions there is a fatality. In motorcycle v. deer collisions, in 85 % of the cases the motorcyclist is killed.
The WSP reminds drivers to be cautions in early morning and evening hours, to pay close attention to animal crossing signs which are usually placed where there have been collisions in the past and do not swerve to avoid an animal.
The Farber Law Group recommends that you have comprehensive coverage on your automobile. Comprehensive coverage will cover your vehicle if you are involved in an accident and will often cover the cost of a rental car and provide “gap” coverage if your car is a total loss which often happens in a deer collision.
This information is provided Seattle Car Accident Lawyer blog, a service of The Farber Law Group. We represent people who have been seriously injured in motor vehicle accidents and the family of those who have died.
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