A deer caused a car to crash into a thicket on July 6.

Deer causes crash into hedge

Driver and dog escape injury

  • Jul. 20, 2011 5:00 p.m.

A deer that suddenly jumped out in traffic caused a man to crash his car into a hedge on Whiffen Spit Road last Wednesday.

The deer dashed onto the road and a car in the opposing lane was able to stop, but the man couldn’t avoid a collision and made an emergency maneuver.

“I just seen it after I cleared the other car,” he said. “I don’t know how I missed it because it must have come down this road here,” said the driver, who wished not to be identified.

There were no injuries to the man or the dog that was in the car during the accident.

RCMP Const. Matt Rowat who was at the scene along with the fire department and a tow truck said they were lucky to escape unscathed.

“This guy didn’t have a chance to stop, he swerved out of the way and hit the ditch and carried on narrowly missing the (hydro) pole,” said Rowat.

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