On Wednesday of this week a deputy was dispatched to an accident scene on Gore-Subligna Road involving a Dodge Dakota and deer. The accident left the truck unable to be driven from the scene.
According to the report from the sheriff’s office, Jason Douglas Mitchell was driving on Gore-Subligna road around 6 AM when two deer jumped in front of his 1997 Dodge Dakota truck. The second deer struck the front bumper causing damage to the radiator, the bumper and a fog light on the passenger side of the truck.
An estimated 50,000 deer-car collisions occur annually in Georgia. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, there are about 1 million car accidents with deer each year that kill 200 Americans, cause more than 10,000 personal injuries, and result in $1 billion in vehicle damage.