Collisions down in some counties, up in others
Each year during the October-January deer mating season ,Ohio drivers risk colliding with deer, however, the Ohio Department of Public Safety reports that deer-vehicle collisions were down in 2010 by 7.7 percent. There were four fatalities and 920 injuries caused by these crashes in Ohio last year. This compares to four fatalities and 1,004 injuries reported in 2009, and six deaths and 979 injuries in 2008.
Locally Highland and Clinton Counties saw a 14-15% drop in deer-vehicle crashes in 2010, however Fayette County saw an increase of 11% in 2010. Adams County also saw an increase. While Brown County saw a decrease of 6.7%.