Pennsylvania Still in Top Five States for Deer Collisions

Pennsylvania drivers are among those with the highest risks of crossing paths with a deer while driving.  But your biggest risk of running into a deer is in West Virginia.

State Farm Insurance says drivers in West Virginia have a one in 40 chance of a collision with a deer. Pennsylvania’s rank has dropped from fourth to fifth place, at 1 in 76.

Deer vehicle collisions are three times more likely to occur in November, October is the second most likely month and December is third.

Nationally, the number of deer-related collisions is up almost 8% over the last year.

The number of deer-related claims paid by the insurer has increased almost 8% over the last four years, while similar auto claims have dropped more than 8%.