Not only is it the time of the year that hunters wander into the woods attempting to harvest a whitetail deer it’s also the time of year when most vehicle deer collisions occur. According to the Wisconsin Department of Resources a majority of the deer-vehicle collision during the months of October and November occur during the breeding period commonly referred to by hunters as the rut.
Each year over 45,000 deer collision accidents occur on Wisconsin roadways many of those happening in Central Wisconsin. This time of year drivers need to be aware of the extra danger waiting for them in the tree lined road ways. The WDNR article goes onto to say drivers need to take precautions like slowing down in the evening and night time and be more observant of the roadsides looking for the deer.
If you are involved in a deer accident report the accident to the local police department and be prepared that they may want to investigate the accident. Reporting the accident is also a requirement of most insurance companies and any accident with damages of over $1,000 need to be reported. If you have trusted buying your Wisconsin car insurance with Community Insurance, rest assured we are here to assist you. Whether it’s to review your current insurance or if you need to file a claim using our 24/7 website claim form, we are here to be of service.
We at Community Insurance want you and your family to have a safe and happy fall, so slow down to enjoy the colors and be aware it’s also deer season on the Wisconsin roadways.