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Driver beware! Deer on the move

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November 20, 2007

Lee County -- A warning to drivers, with cooler temperatures, the area's deer population is on the move.

Over the last seven days in Lee County they've had 15 deer-car collisions. At Pro One Collision in Lee County they're getting a car a day with damage.

Depending on where the deer hits and how big the deer is the damage can cost between $2,500 and $4,000 to repair.

"Most of the time it's going to be in the front, they'll hit the front of the vehicle, cause damage to your bumper, headlight, hoods. A lot of times it depends on the size of the deer and a lot of times they get on the side of the vehicle," said Frank Stewart, Pro One Collision Manager.

Manager Frank Stewart says, just because you have a bigger vehicle doesn't mean the damage will be less.

He says often times trucks and SUV have more damage because it's not a glancing blow, but more of a broadside hit with the deer.

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