In upstate New York, a street view car hit a baby deer on Five Points Road - and then recorded the whole thing on Google Maps. Nobody noticed until,
well, someone noticed, prompting a Daily What blog post, floods of traffic, and then a sequence of five street-level pictures being removed from the
The driver was understandably upset, and
promptly stopped to alert the local police and the Street View team at Google. The deer was able to move and had left the area by the time the police
The police explained to our driver that, sadly, this was not an uncommon occurrence in the region - the New York State Department of Transportation
estimates that 60,000-70,000 deer collisions happen per year in New York alone -- and no police report needed to be filed.
They then proceeded to dish out some road safety advice: don't swerve, brake until the very last second before impact and if you do hit a deer,
don't try to touch it. Just so you know.