Driver hurt in crash after trying to avoid a deer in Whitehall, cops say –

A driver trying to avoid a deer on Oct. 17, 2022, crashed on a Whitehall Township road, leaving her injured, township police said.Mike Nester | contributor
A driver trying to avoid a deer Monday morning crashed on a Whitehall Township road, leaving her injured, township police said.
The single-vehicle crash occurred in the 300 block of Mickley Road, and closed the road for about two hours between Delphi and Olympic drives.
The female driver was the only person inside the SUV. She reported to police she was swerving to avoid a deer when she crashed, police Lt. Greg Bealer said.
The driver was extricated from the vehicle by the township fire department, and taken Lehigh Valley Hospital-Cedar Crest by Cetronia ambulance, police said.
The road was closed for about two hours, and opened a little after 11 a.m. Monday, police said.
Pennsylvania drivers have once again topped the list of the most collisions with animals in the country in one year, according to State Farm insurance.
Deer breed in the fall, and most animal-related crashes occur from October to December in the U.S.
AAA recommends drivers “don’t veer for deer.” If a crash is unavoidable, drivers shouldn’t swerve, but instead brake firmly, hold onto the steering wheel, stay in the travel lane and bring the car to a controlled stop.
Whitehall Bureau of Fire responded to a MVA with entrapment for a vehicle that crashed trying to avoid a deer on Mickley…
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