Deer Population Threatens Rumson Drivers
Auto accident injury care in Rumson, NJ offers residents a one-stop treatment center for rehabilitation and pain management.
Rumson is one of the oldest and most idyllic communities in the Monmouth County area. I was musing on this recently while driving through the town, particularly since many of the trees were still brilliant with autumn foliage. And then I saw it—a deer on the side of the road. It called to mind a recent article in The Two River Times stating that deer are increasingly becoming a problem for Rumson drivers.
There are more deer in the United States now than in previous years. In part, this is due to conservation efforts to ensure that the deer population would not be completely decimated in this country. Buffalo, for example, used to number in the millions; today there are only a few thousand kept safe within the borders of national parks. While respecting the natural wildlife of our area is an important issue, the collision between hard reality (the need for transportation) and the urge to preserve the natural habitats of deer can have disastrous consequences.
Every year, there are about 1.5 million deer-related auto accidents in the United States (according to figures from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration). There are about 150 fatalities and over 10,000 auto accident injuries related to deer in the roads. It is estimated that these numbers are actually quite higher than reported, as there is no standardized system for reporting such types of accidents.
How can drivers avoid deer-related auto accidents in Rumson and surrounding towns? The following is a list of basic tips to keep in mind when driving:
- Always wear your seatbelt;
- Use your high-beam headlights when driving at night (obviously, only when there is no oncoming traffic);
- Many of the worst deer-related auto accidents occur when drivers swerve to avoid hitting a deer. Try to brake firmly, but do not veer out of your lane;
- Pay attention to signs warning of deer. Deer tend to run together, so if one has been spotted, it’s likely there are more in the vicinity; and
- Be aware of the highest-risk times for deer-related accidents—at night and during the time before and after the sun rises.
Pain Management and Rehabilitation in Rumson, NJ
For those who have recently experienced an auto accident in Monmouth County (whether related to deer, distracted driving, or other causes), it’s important to find the right treatment center and get help immediately. I’ve spend my entire professional life building type of pain management and rehabilitation center that would benefit patients the most. With that goal in mind, our office is a medical facility (our Medical Director specializes in pain management) that also offers physical therapy. In order to help patients heal after any sort of injury, we’ve also incorporated acupuncture, massage therapy, and chiropractic care.
For Rumson auto accident injury and pain patients, please contact our office immediately if you are experiencing symptoms in the hours, days, and even months following a crash. Some injuries, such as whiplash, are not immediately apparent.