Idaho State Police investigated a deer vs motorcycle crash south of Inkom. A motorcyclist from Pocatello was driving northbound when a herd of deer came onto the roadway. The passenger on the motorcycle was ejected after hitting a deer. Neither the driver nor the passenger were wearing helmets at the time of the motorcycle crash. The passenger had to be air lifted to a nearby hospital for evaluation of injuries. Traffic was blocked for about two and a half hours while crews worked to clear the accident.
How to Avoid a Deer vs Motorcycle Crash
The Insurance Information Institute reported that 1.6 million deer-car collisions happen every year. Of these 200 are fatal and tens of thousands result in serious injuries. Vehicle damages from deer collisions are over $3.6 billion. Avoid and survive car collisions with deer by using the following tips.
- Be alert and aware of deer at dusk and dawn. These are the most likely periods that deer will be out or near the road. These times happen to also be periods when a driver’s vision is most compromised. Mating season (between October and January) also brings more deer out. To avoid a car accident involving a deer, slow down and stay alert; especially after dark.
- If you see one deer there are probably more. Deer are pack animals. They rarely travel alone. When you see one deer cross the road chances are there are more nearby. Slow down and be on the look out for more deer that may dart in front of your vehicle.
- Always wear a seat beat. Wearing a seat belt will protect you in the event of a car accident. A seat beat may not prevent a collision with a deer, but it can reduce injuries in most cases. This is especially true if the driver loses control of the vehicle.
- Drive down the center lane when possible to avoid hitting a deer. On a multi-lane road, the center lane is the safest course of travel and your best bet to avoid hitting a deer that may dart out into traffic.
- Never swerve to avoid hitting a deer. Swerving often causes drivers to lose control of the vehicle. In addition, you may end up hitting something much more damaging than a deer. If a deer appears in front of you when driving down the road, stay the course and hit the deer.
- Alert deer by honking! Experts recommend one long blast of the horn to scare deer out of the road.
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Motorcycle accidents are often severe and come with hefty medical bills. If you have been involved in a motorcycle accident due to the negligence of another driver, contact the lawyers at Brent Gordon Law to handle your case. We are experienced, aggressive and trusted attorneys serving clients throughout Southeast Idaho. Call our law office today for a free case review at (208) 552-0467. We can usually tell you over the phone if you have a good case.
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