It was a amazing fall day in October, and four college students were driving the minivan to the forest preserve to plant trees, a big hit because they got extra credit from their guidance counselors.
The students were all wearing their seatbelts. The driver was a lacrosse player named Jack, and he was very careful behind the wheel. The passenger next to him was an anthropology major named Sarah, and she was reading a book about ancient Greece. In the back seat were two other students: a tuba player named Kevin, and a girl scout named Emily. Emily was the only one who wasn’t a college student, but she had been invited to help out with the project because she was very interested in nature.
The students were driving along a winding road when suddenly, a deer ran out in front of the car. Jack slammed on the brakes, but it was too late. The minivan hit the deer, and the impact caused the car to swerve off the road. The students were all shaken up, but they were not seriously injured.
The students got out of the car and looked around. The deer was dead, and it was lying in the middle of the road. The students were all very upset, but they knew that they had to do something about the deer. They decided to call the local animal control agency, and they waited for them to arrive.
While they were waiting, the students decided to start planting the trees. They knew that it would be a good way to honor the deer’s life. The students worked together, and they soon had a dozen trees planted. They were all very proud of what they had accomplished.
When the animal control agency arrived, they took the deer away. The students thanked them for their help, and they got back in the car. They were all a little shaken up, but they were also very happy that they had been able to help the environment.
The students drove back to school, and they told their friends and professors about what had happened. They were all very impressed with the students’ efforts, and they were proud of them for helping to plant trees.
The students’ story is a reminder of the importance of being careful when driving in areas where deer are present. Deer-vehicle collisions are a major problem in the United States, and they can result in serious injuries or death. It is important to be aware of the dangers, and to take steps to avoid them.
Here are some tips for avoiding deer-vehicle collisions:
- Be aware of your surroundings. Deer are most active at dawn and dusk, so be extra careful during these times.
- Slow down in areas where deer are known to cross the road.
- Use your high beams at night.
- Be prepared to brake suddenly.
- If you see a deer, do not swerve. This could cause you to lose control of your vehicle.