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Maui ATV rider hits deer, national report highlights HI deer collision unlikelihood

Published On: Oct 23 2012 11:21:04 AM HST
Updated On: Oct 23 2012 11:24:06 AM HST

HONOLULU -

The day after 45-year-old Kihei man collided with a deer while riding his ATV on Maui a national report indicates that Hawaii is the least likely place in America to be involved in an accident with a deer.

Around 10:21 a.m. Monday Maui paramedics responded to reports of an ATV accident at 5400 Makena Alanui Rd. in Wailea.

According to a friend who was with the injured rider, the Kihei man collided with a deer causing the ATV to roll over before landing on top of the man .

He suffered chest, left arm & left leg injuries but was wearing a helmet. He was taken to Maui Memorial Medical Center.

On Tuesday, a report from State Farm Insurance declares that Hawaii is the least likely place in America to be involved in an accident with a deer. According to the nationwide study, the odds of being involved in a deer-related collision in Hawaii areĀ  1:6,800.

The study indicated that a larger deer population leads to a greater chance of collisions, especially during October and November which is most deer's mating season.

Drivers in West Virginia are the most prone to the collisions, with 1 in 40 motorists likely to strike a deer in the next year, State Farm said.

Now the state is taking measures to control the axis deer population on the Big Island. We'll have more on that effort on KITV 4 evening news.

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