Stark County No. 1 For Car Versus Deer Collisions

deer near the road

Sights like this are all too common in Stark County, as it has the most deer related accidents. The Waikem Auto Body and Collision Center is part of the largest dealership in Stark County and will repair all cars with deer related accidents.

Be careful when hitting the road this month.

November is the peak month for deer versus car collisions, and Stark County is the most likely places for a deer versus car accidents.

According to data from State Farm Insurance and the Ohio State Highway Patrol, there were more deer crashes in Stark County than any other county in Ohio in 2011.

Also, November has the most deer/car collsions. State Farm says that more than 18% of deer accidents happen in November, with October and December the next most dangerous months, respectively.

“Deer-vehicle collisions are three times more likely to occur on a day in November than they are on any day between February 1st and August 31st,” according to the company.

State Farm compiled the data, and says one in every 117 drivers will hit a deer in Ohio. Ohio ranks 16th out of the 50 states and Washington D.C. for deer versus car collisions.

If you are in a deer versus car accident, insurance companies suggest you take a vehicle to a dealership. The Waikem Body Shop and Collision Center is the largest dealer in Stark County, and they use the latest technology to repair your vehicle following a deer versus car crash.

If you’ve experienced a deer versus car accident, call 330-478-1801 and see how your car can be restored back to new!

 

If you want to be as safe as possible on the roads, the Insurance Information Institute (III) suggests protecting yourself by taking these steps:

 

  • Deer typically do not travel alone. They tend to wander in herds, so be aware that if you see one, others are likely to follow.
  • Deer-crossing signs denote high-traffic areas, so pay attention to them when driving.
  • Be especially cautious from 6 to 9 p.m., when deer are most active.
  • Use high-beam headlamps as much as possible at night, especially in deer-active areas.
  • Though it seems counterintuitive, don’t swerve if you think you’re going to hit a deer. You may lose control of your car or crash into another vehicle.

 

Our neighbors to the Southeast have the highest likely hood of a crash. State Farm says West Virginia drivers are most likely to experience a deer versus car crash. In fact, one in every 39 West Virginia drivers will experience a deer versus car crash.

If you’ve experienced a deer versus car accident, call 330-478-1801 and see how your car can be restored back to new!

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