Driver Receives Minor Injuries In Collision With Deer Near Walnut Hill

April 15, 2021

A driver received minor injuries in a collision with a deer late Wednesday night near Walnut Hill.

The female hit the deer on Highway 97A near Corley Road will enough force to deploy the air bags in her vehicle and cause her to run off the road about 11:35 p.m.

The Walnut Hill Station of Escambia Fire Rescue and Escambia County EMS responded, but the driver refused transport to the hospital. The deer did not survive.

The Florida Highway Patrol investigated the crash.

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4 Responses to “Driver Receives Minor Injuries In Collision With Deer Near Walnut Hill”

  1. David on April 21st, 2021 9:23 pm

    Deer whistles are not proven to work, and some insurance companies advise against them as they may create a false sense of security. Google “how-effective-are-deer-whistles-to-avoid-vehicle-collisions” for a decent article on the science showing they simply don’t work.

  2. Linda Hilburn on April 17th, 2021 12:41 am

    Every driver that travels from Atmore to Pensacola should invest in deer whistles for their cars. I hit four deer traveling to and from Cantonment in one year. Not hurt but damage to my car. Since I use the deer whistles I have not hit one deer you can find them at auto parts store. When I pass a deer now they are just kind of dazed and standing by the road. It is the high pitched noise that alerts them. For less the $5.00 it is worth the effort.

  3. Bigblock345 on April 15th, 2021 4:40 pm

    Deer hits MY truck. Deer goes in MY freezer.

  4. Robinhood on April 15th, 2021 7:21 am

    Wonder what happened with the meat? That would be free meat for sure. Not sure if Florida law allows you to harvest what you hit with vehicle. Back in the day you had to report you hit a deer and FWC would take meat to boys ranch

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