14-year-old swerves to miss deer, crashes car in Aitkin County

It's not clear why the 14-year-old boy was driving alone.
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A 14-year-old boy was driving alone in Aitkin County on Sunday when he swerved to miss a deer and crashed. 

According to the Minnesota State Patrol's media report, the boy, who hasn't been identified, was driving on Highway 169 south of Hill City when he crashed just after 10 p.m. 

He apparently swerved to miss a deer in the road and the sedan he was driving left the roadway sideways and then rolled. It came to a rest in the ditch on its wheels, the report said. 

The 14-year-old was injured and taken to Grand Itasca Clinic and Hospital in Grand Rapids. His current condition is unknown. 

BMTN has reached out to the Minnesota State Patrol for information on why the 14-year-old was driving the vehicle alone. 

The fall is the most common time for vehicle-deer crashes in Minnesota, the Minnesota Office of Traffic Safety says. In the past five years (2015-2019), there were 7,247 deer crashes in Minnesota reported to the state Department of Public Safety.

These crashes resulted in 20 deaths and 121 serious injuries. 

State officials have numerous safety tips to help avoid deer crashes, including being cautious while driving, especially from 6-9 p.m. when deer are most active, and to never swerve to avoid a deer – swerving can cause motorists to lose control and drive off the road or into oncoming traffic. 

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