DETROIT (WWJ) – Look around the crowded room. It’s likely that you or one of the people in that room will hit a deer while driving.
New data from State Farm finds that Michigan drivers are 14 percent more likely to collide with a deer than they were last year.
That’s based on claims filed with the auto insurer.
The odds drivers will hit a deer in Michigan are 1 out of 85, about twice as high as the national odds. Michigan ranked eighth among U.S. states for car-deer crashes — West Virginia was first.
November, October, and December are the most hard-hitting months for such accidents.