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Deer vs. car crash briefly interrupts Sewalls Falls Road traffic

  • GEOFF FORESTER



Monitor staff
Monday, December 11, 2017

Sewalls Falls Road in Concord Monday morning was closed briefly after a motorist hit a deer.

Concord police Lt. Sean Ford said police received a call for a deer and car crash at 6:23 a.m. in front of 120 Sewalls Falls Road.

Ford said two police officers were dispatched to the crash and that traffic might have been temporarily diverted while the deer and vehicle were moved from the road.

It was considered a “non-reportable accident” – a designation for incidents where the cost to repair damage to a vehicle is less than $1,000. Ford said he did not know whether the deer had died as a result of the crash or whether it had to be shot. One resident reported hearing a single gunshot in the area Monday morning.

An estimated 1,200 deer-versus-vehicle crashes occur each year in the state, according to the New Hampshire Fish & Game website. Almost a third of those collisions occur from mid-October through the end of December. Deer are particularly active during dawn and dusk hours, Fish & Game reported.