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Rash Of Deer-Related Road Deaths In Kansas

Associated Press - October 31, 2013 6:28 am

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After three Kansas residents died in deer-related accidents on a single day, the Highway Patrol is offering guidance on what to before and after hitting a deer.

The patrol says it’s better to hit a deer than to swerve, which can lead to overcorrecting and going off the road.

The patrol says drivers of vehicles disabled by collisions or otherwise should move them off the road if possible. Authorities also say it’s better to remain inside until help arrives — but anyone who must get out should keep hazard lights activated and be alert for other traffic.

On Sunday, two people were struck and killed in central Kansas when they got out of vehicles that had collided with deer. And a northwest Kansas man died when he swerved to avoid a deer.

Redden Neck

October 31, 2013 at 8:49 am

Is this the same highway patrol that kills unarmed people and continues to push use of seatbelts that also kills people? People just need to realize it is the time of year that deer are more active and they need to be more alert when driving. If I can swerve I will do so why wreck my truck but if I cannot I nail the sucker take him home and have me some deer meat.

Fuchs Mi

November 1, 2013 at 12:47 am

Sure is kansas ticket writers have lots of things to tell people but you are right the simple thing to do is be alert when driving this time of year.

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