|Odds of hitting a deer by State|
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Source: ABC News
All told about one and a quarter million such crashes happen every year. The damage cost about 4 billion dollars but the sad part is about 200 drivers or passengers lose their life.
I don't really know how these accidents could be prevented. I am "extra cautious" in the area where we collided but I've seen deer even "in town". Just be alert and don't drive distracted.