Between October and December, love is in the air for most deer. Those months mark mating season when deer are at their most mobile. Unfortunately, this means that this is the time when most car accidents involving deer take place. To keep yourself safe and your car intact you might want to consider these safety tips during deer season. Between sunset and sunrise, take extra care. Slow down and keep an eye out for deer crossing the path. If a collision is imminent, it is best not to swerve. Swerving can cause you to lose control of the car and worse yet, the deer may decide to swerve on its own, putting it back into the path of your car again.
WGN TV reports that 3 teenagers have been killed in a Christmas night crash in Alabama near the Florida line.
The crash occurred on Christmas night after several girls had celebrated with friends and family. Five teenagers piled into an SUV to head elsewhere. They ran off of the road for unknown reasons and ended up slamming into a tree.
The crash occurred in Geneva, a small town in southern Alabama near the Florida line. Their total population is about 4,400.
Addyson Martin, Emilee Fain, and Cassidy Dunn were all pronounced dead at the scene. Another girl was seriously injured and was transported to a hospital in Birmingham by helicopter. The fifth teen was not seriously injured.
Currently, authorities are not sure what may have caused the teenage driver to veer off the road. It is possible that they swerved to avoid an animal, such as a deer, and lost control, hitting a large oak tree.