If you drive along the A380 on the approach to Haldon Hill in Devon, particularly around dawn or dusk, you will often see plenty of deer grazing.

The deer that live in the adjoining Haldon Forest are often spotted by passing motorists frolicking around on the grass verges next to the side of the road.

But thirteen deer have been killed and at least eight people injured, two seriously, as a result of collisions between the animals and vehicles on or around Haldon Hill.

A Freedom of Information Request asked Devon County Council for information on deer related collision in the Haldon Hill area in the last five years.

The response revealed that there had been 13 reports of a dead deer on the highway in that timeframe, and that in a further eight instances, motorists suffered injuries as a result of a collision with a deer, two of them being serious.

The ‘Dead Deer’ related highways reports in the vicinity of Haldon Hill recorded since January 1, 2009

Date and Time

07/09/2019 – 09:37

02/11/2018 – 23:00

14/04/2015 – 10:14

21/12/2015 – 15:58

19/05/2016 – 06:27

11/06/2016 – 09:24

23/01/2019 – 12:16

25/05/2016 – 07:06

16/10/2015 – 09:17

06/05/2016 – 07:54

01/09/2016 – 11:20

30/08/2017 – 06:08

04/09/2017 – 13:28

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