With the number of accidents between vehicles and deer on the rise, the Ohio Insurance Institute and state wildlife and safety officials are urging drivers to be careful. Deer breeding season is October through January and that's when most of the crashes occur. Mitch Wilson with the Ohio Insurance Institute says deer-vehicle accidents in the state topped 25,000 last year. He says one reason is the increase in Ohio's deer herd. The other is the amount of driving.
Last year in Ohio, there were four people killed and more than a thousand injured in deer-vehicle crashes. The Ohio Insurance Institute estimates claims for damage approached $76 million.