2009-12-04 Truck swerves to miss deer, slides into ditch

Location: 
2026 Km Big Creek, BC
Date of Incident / Close Call: 
2009-12-04
Company Name: 
Ken Ilnicki Developments Ltd
Details of Incident / Close Call: 

Driver swerved to miss a deer, which caused the pick-up to go into a slide and end up in the ditch. The Deer was avoided. The driver and passenger were not injured.

The incident resulted in a loss of pick-up use due to a damaged tire and steering box.

Learnings and Suggestions: 

Although it is hard to predict the actions of wildlife, driving slower may have saved the vehicle from going into a slide and hitting the ditch. It is always a good idea to look ahead as far as possible when traveling on bush roads to spot wildlife as early as possible.

For more information, please call: Ken @ 250-305-1113

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