Man Injured in Deer Accident in Macon, Georgia


March 03, 2019

MACON, GA. – According to an online news story reported by wgxa.tv, a man was injured in a vehicle accident with a deer in Macon, Georgia. The extent of the man’s injuries is not known at this time.*

The accident occurred at approximately 6:05 a.m. on Avondale Mill Road. The man’s vehicle reportedly struck a deer, and the man was transported to a nearby hospital for treatment of injuries following the accident. The seriousness of his injuries was not reported. 

Deer collisions can be extremely damaging. A news report from patch.com provides tips for preventing a crash with a deer:

Reduce your speed.  One of the surest ways to avoid deer accidents is to reduce your speed. Look out for deer in the road, and travel at a speed that will allow you to brake in time if a deer runs in front of you. 

Use your brights when you can.  Your brights will allow you to see deer better at night, but be sure that other drivers are not coming and at risk of being blinded by your lights. 

Understand deer behavior.  Understand the times of day when deer are most active, and that deer usually do not travel solo. If you see one deer in the road, it’s likely that other deer are following behind.

Don’t swerve.  When you encounter a deer in the roadway, do not try to swerve away. This can easily lead to a loss of control and a vehicle accident. Apply your brakes as soon as you can, instead of attempting to veer. 

*Accident News is a driver safety and education initiative from Montlick & Associates, designed to help drivers better understand and thereby avoid common accident causes.  To learn more about our injury prevention programs, including iridesafe.com - click here. We hope you are never in an accident, but if you or family member are injured, call Montlick & Associates 24/7 for your free consultation at 1-800-LAW-NEED (1-800-529-6333) or use our live chat at Montlick.com.

Sources:https://wgxa.tv/news/local/man-injured-in-accident-in-macon and https://patch.com/us/across-america/5-ways-avoid-hitting-deer-they-re-rut-so-be-alert

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