HUTCHINSON, Minn. (WCCO) – A Minnesota State Patrol officer had a scary reminder recently of just how dangerous deer can be.
On Sunday night, a state trooper was traveling south on Highway 15 just south of Hutchinson when a deer ran onto the highway, jumped out and slammed into his squad car. The deer’s head and antlers went through the driver’s side windshield.
The trooper suffered only minor injuries in the accident but was lucky something worse didn’t happen.
Authorities say October and November are the peak months for car-deer crashes.