(Farmington) Missouri has inched up a notch in state rankings for traffic crashes involving deer. State Farm Insurance says Missouri now ranks 14th in the country, up from 15th last year, with a 1 in 74 chance of hitting an animal while driviing. Chris Morrison is a State Farm Insurance Agent in Farmington. He tells us what you should do from an insurance standpoint if you would have a run in with a deer.
We asked Morrison about the impact one of these types of collisions would have on your insurance policy.
The Missouri State Highway Patrol says one deer strike happened last year every two hours and 18 minutes in the state. Last year, drivers experienced nearly 38-hundred crashes where deer-vehicle strikes occurred in Missouri. In these crashes, three people were killed and 420 people were injured. According to MODOt, most car versus animal crashes happen in the hours before sunrise and just after sunset in October and November, with the largest number taking place in November.