Injuries and fatalities from crashes involving a vehicle striking a deer fell in Illinois last year… but Sangamon County remains in the top ten around the state for such accidents.
More than 15,000 such collisions were reported last year… a sharp decline from more than 18,000 a year earlier. Four fatalities were reported from car-deer collisions, down from six in 2011.
Cook County remains the most common place for such accidents, with 460 last year. Sangamon County was in sixth place with 335. State officials say drivers should be particularly cautious around dusk and dawn, when deer are most active.