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Old 10-13-07, 12:12 PM   #1
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Deer dies after it collides with bicyclists in Huachuca City
By Gentry Braswell
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Published on Saturday, October 13, 2007

HUACHUCA CITY — A crash between a deer and a tandem bicycle in Huachuca City on Friday morning killed the deer and slightly injured the two cyclists.

Huachuca City Police Department spokeswoman Jennifer Fuller said numerous calls came into dispatch after the wreck happened about 6:20 a.m., near the corner of Highway 90 and McCray Street.

“Well, the deer didn’t make it, and the two people on the tandem bike were taken to the hospital. They were a little banged up, but I think they were transported just for precaution,” Fuller said.

The three-point buck ran off about 200 yards and died, apparently of the injury to his neck, where the impact with the second set of handlebars occurred, Fuller said.

About 1.5 million deer-vehicle collisions happen each year in the United States, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Those accidents cause about 150 deaths and $1.1 billion in property damage annually, according to the agency.

Many of the collisions occur between October and December, which is typically deer migration and mating season, according to the Michigan Deer Crash Coalition, which is in a state that ranks near the top of the number of car-vehicle crashes.

Eighty percent of all car-deer crashes in Michigan occur on two-lane roads between dusk and dawn, the coalition reports.

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Old 10-13-07, 02:01 PM   #2
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there's seems to be tons of stories about bike/deer accidents for some reason this year
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At least the story lumps bicycles in with other vehicles, at least implicitly.
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Old 10-13-07, 08:29 PM   #6
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I don't think they like bells. I saw some deer today on my way home from church, and I dinged my bell, and what do you know, they turned tail! Now if only cars would do that.
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My wife and I were riding to a club ride in PA this morning, and two deer ran out in broad daylight into traffic. On a county highway. Yeah, that's evolution in action.
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Ever been hit by a Tandem at speed?- They hurt and break whatever they hit.

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Ever been hit by a Tandem at speed?- They hurt and break whatever they hit.

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Certainly did that this time.
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"Ok, now how do we bungee this thing to our front rack?"
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"Ok, now how do we bungee this thing to our front rack?"
Or, stoker's shoulders?
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That's really crazy, I feel bad for the deer though, I wish all could have escaped unscathed.
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