TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTHI) - The changing of seasons. It triggers something unexpected, that's out of our control.
Brad Bole owns Blackburn Collision Center, and he says he sees plenty of deer hits.
"It can be as minor as just a bumper cover, just a little bump. It can be as major as I've seen air bags go off and ya know, four and five thousand dollar repairs."
And Bole has seen his fair share of interesting hits too.
"I've seen them bounce down the side of cars, and ya know, I just wrote one today that was the front end, and it took out the front end and went down the whole side of the car."
A growing problem seems to be that it's not just autumn anymore.
Deer hits are becoming more common in every season.
"It's getting to the point where it's more almost year round nowadays. There's not just a certain season anymore, so we're seeing a lot in the spring as well as the fall."
And most times, people just don't see them.
"Be alert of your surroundings and kinda watch in the sides of the roads. So many times I hear people say I didn't even see it coming, it just all of the sudden, boom, and that's usually how it happens."
A reminder to slow down on the road this autumn season.
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