Tag: deer accident
For more than 60 years, Ellis & Salazar Automotive and Collision, a body shop in Austin, has repaired thousands of vehicles damaged in accidents with a deer. As a local auto body shop, we know the areas well where our customers have had accidents, from the Mesa Drive area in Austin to areas in Hays County. Nationwide last year, there were approximately 1.5 million accidents involving a deer. Most of the time these accidents require collision repair from an Austin body shop.
As drivers, we are consistently told to be aware of our surroundings while driving. Watching out for deer is one more reason why it is important to keep your eyes on the road.
Be on the Lookout
Anytime you travel near a wooded area, a golf course, or a field, watch for deer that may be in the area. Deer are known to be more active around dusk or dawn. If you see a caution sign alerting drivers to deer in the area, slow down. Deer typically travel in a pack, so if you see one watch out for any others that may follow.
Use High Beams When Possible
If you are driving in the dark and there are not cars coming toward you, turn on your high beams to help you spot a deer sooner.
Deer may run across the road quickly, so do not panic if one suddenly heads toward your vehicle. Never swerve to avoid hitting a deer. You could collide with another car or lose control. Firmly apply your brakes and keep your car in your lane of traffic.
Keep calm if you do hit a deer. If you are not injured and you are able to safely get out of the vehicle to assess damage, avoid going near the deer until you are absolutely certain it is deceased. If it is injured, call the local game warden. Remember that it is against the law to tag the deer and take it with you.
After the accident, call our team at Ellis & Salazar to have repairs made at any one of our body shops in Austin, Buda, Hutto, and San Marcos. For a fast, easy, and free estimate, use our Online Estimating Tool. We guarantee to exceed your expectations of body repair Austin and the surrounding area has to offer.