A Connecticut state trooper hit a deer on Route 9 Monday and state police have shared the video as a warning to drivers.
Warning, the video shows the state police cruiser hit the deer.
The state trooper was shaken up but OK.
Police urge drivers who see deer on the roads not to slam on the brakes or swerve into another lane because of drivers behind you. Slow down quickly, but as safely, and turn on your hazard lights.
If you do hit a deer, “stay in your lane if possible and reduce speed. Turn on vehicle hazard lights and carefully move to the shoulder or as far off the highway as you can. We’d love for you to move to the right shoulder, but we know that you can’t always do that. If you must move to the left side of the highway, move as far left off the highway,” state police said in the post.
Then call 911 and tell the dispatcher where you are and whether or your passengers are injured.
What state police do not want you to do is run onto the highway to check for the injured deer.