A deer crashed through a car’s windshield after it was hit Thursday morning on Highway 5 in Cooper County, the Missouri State Highway Patrol reported.
Bruce Crider, 38, of Tipton, was driving north around 10:15 a.m. on Highway 5 near Bunceton when his 1998 Honda Civic struck the deer. Crider suffered minor injuries and was treated at the scene by Cooper County emergency responders.
Deer are more active at this time of year as they seek mates and move to avoid hunters, the patrol stated in a release issued last month. There were 4,090 traffic crashes involving deer in 2018 in Missouri, an average of one every 2.1 hours. In these crashes, there were six fatalities and 415 people were injured, the release stated
The majority of deer strike crashes occur in October and November each year, with the largest number taking place in November.