Saturday, November 14, 2009


While I was growing up in CT, I doubt anyone knew that word. Though we all know it now.

The MRJs Jason R. Vallee reports:

Southington police have responded to 25 motor vehicle accidents in the past year involving a deer. Just next door in Cheshire, police records show 85 accidents involving deer over the past 22 months.

Statewide, the Department of Environmental Protection estimates 15,000 to 18,000 deer die in motor vehicle accidents annually.

Early Tuesday on Interstate 691 the driver of a Bozzuto's tractor trailer truck swerved to avoid hitting a deer and hit an overpass abutment, causing the truck to burst into flames. The driver was injured, but is expected to recover, according to state police.

Tim White


Anonymous said...

This summer there was a guy riding a scooter in E. Ct. A deer came running out of the woods and took him out. he died.

Breachway said...

Oh deer!

Chipmaker said...

That estimate works out, at the high end, as nearly 50 deer a day on average. In tiny Connecticut? Sure there's deer around, but one suspects that that sort of fatality rate (and that, only from motor vehicles) would have the entire population extinct by now.

Chipmaker said...

Or at least support a thriving Roadkill Venison business.