UPDATED: Deer killed on M61 following collision with car

Deer killed on M61 following collision with car

Deer killed on M61 following collision with car

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A DEER has been killed after it was hit by a car on the motorway.

The animal was struck after it burst through the fencing on the sliproad of junction 6 of the M61 southbound, near Horwich on Friday.

Officers from the Highways Agency were called to the incident at 1.20pm, and there was minor disruption to traffic for 20 minutes as the scene was cleared. The driver was unharmed.

A spokesman for the Agency said incidents like this are not uncommon in spring, and they work with land owners to make sure fencing is secure close to the motorway.

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4:42pm Fri 25 Apr 14

boltonnut says...

Oh dear.
Oh dear. boltonnut
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8:30pm Fri 25 Apr 14

allan111111 says...

Oh dear what can the matter be
Oh dear what can the matter be allan111111
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9:12pm Fri 25 Apr 14

albertmodley says...

Am I thick or not?Foto is a police vehicle, but story suggests an ordinary car was involved.
Journalists- started life in the gutter and proceeded to work their way down!
Am I thick or not?Foto is a police vehicle, but story suggests an ordinary car was involved. Journalists- started life in the gutter and proceeded to work their way down! albertmodley
  • Score: -3

12:49am Sat 26 Apr 14

miroku says...

albertmodley wrote:
Am I thick or not?Foto is a police vehicle, but story suggests an ordinary car was involved.
Journalists- started life in the gutter and proceeded to work their way down!
Photo is of a Highway Agency Traffic Officer's vehicle, and it's oh dear for whoever hit the unfortunate creature, as they'll have to claim for damage from their own insurance.
[quote][p][bold]albertmodley[/bold] wrote: Am I thick or not?Foto is a police vehicle, but story suggests an ordinary car was involved. Journalists- started life in the gutter and proceeded to work their way down![/p][/quote]Photo is of a Highway Agency Traffic Officer's vehicle, and it's oh dear for whoever hit the unfortunate creature, as they'll have to claim for damage from their own insurance. miroku
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