WINNIPEG – Manitoba Public Insurance released some info on vehicle-deer collisions with southeastern Manitoba seeing the highest number of crashes.
Between 2011 and 2015, there were 1540 collisions every year in an area spanning Birds Hill Park, Steinbach and the Whiteshell.
It wasn’t much better in southwestern Manitoba with 1400 crashes recorded annually.
Winnipeg sees less than half of that with 610 incidents every year.
October and November are peak months as wildlife are moving around and preparing for the winter.
There were 300 Manitobans injured in 2015 in almost 11,000 vehicle-wildlife collisions.
Only eight Manitobans have died in the last ten years after hitting an animal on the road.