Deer & Vehicle Collisions Keep Auto Shops Busy


Deer can be a big danger on the highways this time of the year. In fact, a deer accident killed a motorist in Jones County Saturday night. Thankfully, not all accidents involving deer end with such tragic results. But most do end with a trip to the auto body shop. Rex Piner with Dunn's Body Shop in Greenville says his company makes fifteen to twenty estimates a week for motorists who have struck a deer and may fix between three to five cars per week. You're more likely to see deer roaming around this time of the year because it is breeding season. North Carolina typically sees over 2,000 crashes a year involving deer. State Highway Patrol Troopers recommend motorists drive the speed limit, slow down when you see a deer, slowly apply the brake and do not try to avoid the deer.