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Wildlife crashes continue to pose danger on Montana’s roads

Posted at 10:09 AM, Nov 30, 2018
and last updated 2018-11-30 12:24:24-05

BOZEMAN – Montanans see wildlife almost daily, but it’s when you see them in the road, that things can get dangerous for all involved.

Montana Highway Patrol troopers say the biggest mistake people still make is swerving to avoid an animal.

They say this can cause you to lose control of the vehicle, or possibly go into a rollover and instead, you should just try and slow down as much as possible.

MHP reports that they see crashes involving wildlife five days out of the week.

“A lot of people tend to swerve to try and miss wildlife and when they do it ends up to be a much worse crash — being rollovers or involving other parties,” MHP Trooper Alex Velasquez said.

Drivers who hit a wild animal should stay in their vehicle and call the Montana Highway Patrol or local law enforcement and wait for help.

-Emma Hamilton reporting for MTN News