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Thursday, December 07, 2017

Watch for deer
A 19 year-old Cocke County woman was injured Tuesday morning when she swerved to miss a deer on Fowlers Grove Road. Alexus Louise Williams, Neddy Mountain Raod, Del Rio told Deputy Sgt. Brian Holt that she was traveling at 8 am when the deer jumped into her path near the Highway 160 intersection. Williams braked and swerved her 2005 Dodge pickup which went into a ditch and struck a metal drainage tile. She said she hit her head and and injured her arm. The driver was taken by private vehicle to the Newport Medical Center for evaluation. The Tennessee Highway Patrol (THP) cautions motorists to watch out for deer on or near the roadways. An increase in deer-related crashes is more likely during November-December due to deer mating and hunting season. In 2016, there were 7,219 deer-related crashes including 330 that involved injuries and one that was fatal in Tennessee. Thatís a 3.8 percent increase from 6,955 the previous year. When you see deer cross the road, expect more to follow. Many times, the second or third deer crossing becomes the one that a motorist hits. Be attentive and drive defensively, especially at dawn and dusk; Do not swerve to avoid contact with a deer. This could cause the vehicle to flip or veer into oncoming traffic causing a serious crash. Swerving can also confuse the deer as to where to run. If you do collide with a deer, never approach the animal. They are powerful and can cause injury to a human. Tennessee law allows deer killed in a collision to be taken and used as food, as long as you report the crash.

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