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Suffolk County Among Top Areas In State For Deer-Vehicle Crashes, AAA Says

A deer on a porch, not on the road.
A deer on a porch, not on the road. Photo Credit: Christina Coulter

Areas of New York, including on Long Island, are experiencing record numbers of deer-vehicle collisions, according to AAA Northeast.

According to the New York State Department of Transportation, an average of 65,000 deer-related accidents take place within the state per year, a majority taking place during the animal's mating season in October through November.

In 2019, 1,415 accidents caused by deer in Suffolk County, the third-most in the state.

The complete rankings, provided by AAA are as follows:

  • Orange: 1,616
  • St. Lawrence: 1,513
  • Suffolk: 1,415
  • Oneida: 1,291
  • Ontario: 1,275
  • Jefferson: 1,252
  • Monroe: 1,238
  • Dutchess: 1,170
  • Ulster : 1,161
  • Onondaga: 1,107

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