Two teenage girls killed after car hits deer

Klenchblaize

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"Two teenage girls were killed when their car hit a deer during the morning rush hour.

The girls, aged 17 and 18, died at the scene after their Citroen C1 struck the wild animal and then collided with a Volvo V40 before bursting into flames.

The A10 near Ware in Hertfordshire was closed so police could investigate what happened in the fatal accident, which took place at about 7.45am this morning.

The driver of the Volvo was taken to hospital with leg injuries.

Motoring and wildlife groups have repeatedly warned road users of the dangers that can be posed by deer straying on to busy roads.

More than 450 people are injured and several killed every year in the UK as a result of accidents involving deer. Road collisions are also estimated to cost the lives of 74,000 of the animals.

Six main species of deer live wild in Britain, with an estimated combined population of more than 1.5 million."


My heart goes out to their nearest & dearest

K
 
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pheasant sniper 1

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Horrific doesnt even begin to describe what their families must be going through...

Chap I was with a few days ago is currently in induced coma... life can be very fragile :(
 

Spix

Well-Known Member
Really sad news, a tragedy.

Just had a call to say that this is an item on the Jeremy Vine show today, Radio 2, from midday. Family must be very brave.
 

jimbo1984

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Very tragic and as said it does bring home how fragile life can be I recently had a serious motoring accident myself and I must say it brought home how fragile it is . My thoughts go out to these poor girls and thier families
 

pheasant sniper 1

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Got to say listening to Jeremy Vine brought a lump to my throat...

The thought of what that poor man must have gone through as he battled in vain to release these poor girls from their burning vehicle is beyond comprehension... The man is being treated for burns as a result of his attempt to save them..

Absolutely horrific
 

scubadog

Well-Known Member
That day will live with him for the rest of his life.....a sad story all round.

Got to say listening to Jeremy Vine brought a lump to my throat...

The thought of what that poor man must have gone through as he battled in vain to release these poor girls from their burning vehicle is beyond comprehension... The man is being treated for burns as a result of his attempt to save them..

Absolutely horrific
 

Timney

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Really tragic . One halfwit posts on Radio 2 Facebook page "poor deer "

Its sick isn't it, and some other insensitive tree hugging b**** says ...."Perhaps these 'victims' were deer hunter's in a previous life. Lol" How can these people sleep at night after making sick comments like that on some other family's grief? :cuckoo::mad:
 

jimbo1984

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Its sick isn't it, and some other insensitive tree hugging b**** says ...."Perhaps these 'victims' were deer hunter's in a previous life. Lol" How can these people sleep at night after making sick comments like that on some other family's grief? :cuckoo::mad:
Unbelievable the depths some of them will sink to isn't it ! :(
 

Krabryn

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Hi,
While our heartfelt sympathies go out to the friends and family, is there something positive that we can collectively do from this forum? Maybe set up a 'thinktank' to pool our knowledge, look at better ways to educate, critically review deterrent gadgets, stimulate the authorities? Anything that would help the public to reduce these awful statistics must be good........... Cheers, K
 

Klenchblaize

Well-Known Member
I’ve still got lodes of those Deer Initiative “Slow Down for Wildlife” car stickers but not aware vehicle speed was the issue in this tragedy.

Great idea and certainly worth further thought.

K
 

Spix

Well-Known Member
One comment on the radio yesterday, from Germany, reflective bands on verge and roadside trees, headlights at night then reflect into the cover.

Other than that just get out and do the job ; I took another Muntjac doe at daybreak today, another good sized one that won't be running across the road. S
 
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old man

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reflective bands on verge and roadside trees, headlights at night then reflect into the cover. S

I questioned the lack of repair to the same things here, was told no evidence they were effective anyway?
 

sikamalc

Administrator
Site Staff
Our deepest respects to the families from Admin and all the members of SD site.

Anyone who treats such a loss with such stupid and flippant remarks should be ashamed of themselves. One wonders where and how these people can walk the face of the planet.
 
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