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December 3, 2012 - 9:21pm

Accident with minor injuries reported on Ledge Road, Alabama

posted by Howard B. Owens in accident, Alabama.

There is an accident report with minor injuries on Ledge Road west of White Road, Alabama.

There have been reports of it being a car vs. tree and car vs. deer accident.

Alabama fire and Mercy EMS responding.

UPDATE 9:27 p.m.: Reportedly, driver swerved to miss a deer and struck a tree.

Raymond Richardson
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Those pesky trees. Always jumping out in front of people.

Jason Crater
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Don't swerve to miss deer. Just hit them if you can't stop short. This strategy saves lives (human ones, anyway).

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Fact 1: Excluding saplings, trees weigh more than the average deer. Fact 2: All trees, including most saplings, are anchored one heck of a lot better than a deer in the road. Fact 3: The more an object is capable of resisting movement, the harder it will push back when something hits it. Fact 4: If a tree pushes back on your car, it will end badly for your car.

Conclusion: It is almost always better to hit the deer rather than the tree.

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I had an insurance agent tell me once that the rule of thumb for animal avoidance is: If it is smaller than an elephant, hit it.

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I'll keep that in mind if I ever see an elephant on Ledge Road.

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