Teens killed as car hits deer

Two teenage girls have died in a road crash after their vehicle hit a deer in Hertfordshire. The Citroen C1 car in which the girls, who were 17 and 18, were travelling hit the deer then a Volvo V40 collided with the vehicle, which caught fire.

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'74,000' deer involved in UK vehicle collisions annually

Motoring, wildlife and safety groups repeatedly warn road users of the dangers of deer on highways.

  • The toll of deer involved annually in vehicle collisions in the UK is estimated to be as high as 74,000
  • Road accidents involving deer also result in more than 450 human injuries a year as well as several deaths

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