(Undated) - Many drivers who have had such an unfortunate encounter may already know it, but Boone County is number one in Kentucky for car-versus-deer crashes.
This is the time of the year when those accidents spike. The Kentucky State Police say 47 percent of deer crashes happen October through December as the mating season and hunting season both begin.
According to the state police, there were 747 deer-related crashes in Boone County from 2005 to 2009. That's an average of 149 per year, far outpacing every other Kentucky county – Jefferson County was a distant second with 115 deer collisions on average per year.
Campbell was fourth in the state with 500 crashes during the same period, or an average of 100 per year.
Nearby, Grant County had 258 deer crashes during the same time span. Kenton County saw 244. Gallatin County experienced 57.
The crashes typically happen around the pre-dawn and dusk hours. The KSP says 53 percent of all crashes occur between the hours of 5:00-8:00 p.m. and 5:00-8:00 a.m.
Kentucky State Police Deer-Auto Collisions - http://www.kentuckystatepolice.org/deerauto.htm