Shortly after 6:00 p.m. last night, police responded to a single motor vehicle collision on Tecumseh Line between Poppe Road and Dauphin Road in Tilbury East Township. The driver struck a deer causing about $400 damage to his vehicle.
Just before 4:30 a.m. this morning, police responded to a single motor vehicle collision on A D Shadd Road in Raleigh Township. The driver struck a deer causing approximately $5000 damage to his vehicle.
Luckily, in both collisions, neither driver was injured. The Chatham-Kent Police Service would like to remind motorists that November is typically known as the month with the highest wildlife collision rate. All drivers are urged to take extra precautions, especially when driving during dusk or dawn which is when most collisions occur.
To reduce your chances of hitting an animal, please see http://www.mto.gov.on.ca/english/dandv/driver/handbook/section2.10.7.shtml