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Saturday, July 9, 2011

Girl Unhurt In Crash After Swerving To Miss Deer

A known female juvenile, 16, of 2414 Kinney Road, Genesee, PA, was unhurt Thursday at 3:15 pm when her 1996 Chevrolet S-10 Pickup went off the road and struck an embankment and a fallen tree, after swerving to miss a deer on Route 449 in Genesee Township.

Troopers said the girl, who was wearing a seat belt, was traveling north along Ridge Road when she encountered a deer. She swerved to the left to avoid the deer, causing her pickup to exit the west side of the roadway where it struck an embankment and proceeded forward until it struck a fallen tree with it's windshield, coming to rest along the west side of the road in a ditch.
She was able to exit the vehicle through the passenger side door unassisted and was uninjured.

The pickup sustained damages to the windshield, hood, front end and the undercarriage. It was towed from the scene by Kightlinger Motors.

The juvenile will be cited in District Court 55-4-01 for Failing To Drive Vehicle At Safe Speed.


Anonymous said...

What does it mean when it says "known female"? Only that she has been identified by police?

Solomon's words for the wise said...

Because of her age, State Police don't generally identify minors in their press releases. They know who she is.

Anonymous said...

Hard to remember, but ... "NEVER SWERVE TO MISS A DEER". YOU may be the one to die, not the deer.

Anonymous said...

but did she deserve a ticket????

StillThinking said...


After having 2 close encounters with the beasts, I can safely say that:
a) I have never even come close to swerving (only slowing down, IF POSSIBLE), and
b) I know I am abundantly blessed to have only injured the hunk of metal I was driving and not the passengers within.

I would hit a deer, dog, cat, raccoon, squirrel, possum, hedgehog or dinosaur before I would swerve to miss one. (People are obviously a different matter entirely.)

This incident punctuates what I have believed for a long time: 16 is too young to drive. Which, for me, answers the question, "but did she deserve a ticket????" as follows: It's a moot point, because she didn't even deserve a license.