Manitoulin OPP issues warning after three collisions Wednesday involving deer
Manitoulin Ontario Provincial Police are reminding motorists to watch out for wildlife on the roadways after three collisions Wednesday involving vehicles hitting deer. (File)
SUDBURY -- Manitoulin Ontario Provincial Police are reminding motorists to watch out for wildlife on the roadways after three collisions Wednesday involving vehicles hitting deer.
All three incidents took place between noon and 7 p.m. Only one driver was hurt, receiving non-life threating injuries.
The first incident took place at 12:24 p.m. on Highway 540 in Northeastern Manitoulin and the Islands. The second happened at 3:34 p.m. in Robinson Township that had non-life threatening injuries. The third took place at 6:49 p.m. on Billings Concession Road 8.
"The OPP is reminding the public that wildlife continues to pose hazards on our roadways," police said in a news release. "Although there is often signage to warn motorists of higher deer-travelled areas, motorists need to be aware in all areas, and at all times of the day including at dawn and dusk."
Should a deer run into the path of your vehicle, reduce your speed quickly, steer straight and stay in control, the OPP said. Also, where you see one deer, expect more. Deer often travel in herds.
"Please scan the sides of the road, and reduce your speed, as this will significantly increase your reaction time," police said. "All types of wildlife continue to be a hazard on our roadways and are a special concern as the colder weather approaches when some animals start to move toward their wintering location."