Douglas County authorities say a 64-year-old man has been critically injured after flipping his car to avoid a deer in the road.
Thomas Cunningham was injured south of Lawrence on Tuesday.
Sheriff’s office spokesman Lt. Steve Lewis says Cunningham’s vehicle rolled several times after he drove into a ditch. He was flown to Kansas University Hospital.
A Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks spokesman says the number of deer-related accidents has risen during the animals’ mating season and drivers should be careful. He says the season started about two weeks ago and will last until December.
Associated Press Information from: Lawrence Journal-World