TWO deer hit on the M61 - two days after a deer was killed on the same motorway

The Bolton News: TWO deer hit on the M61 - two days after a deer was killed on the same motorway TWO deer hit on the M61 - two days after a deer was killed on the same motorway

TWO deer have been hit on the M61 — just two days after another deer was killed on the same stretch of motorway.

The animals were hit on the southbound carriageway at about 11.30am, between junction six near Horwich and junction eight at Chorley, before Rivington Services, with one surviving and another being killed.

The Highways Agency said that the driver of the car told them that one deer had been killed, but that another had managed to run away.

The incident did not cause delays, as the driver managed to pull over to the hard shoulder.

This comes after a deer was hit and killed on Thursday, after it got through fencing on the sliproad at junction six.

A spokesman for the Agency previously said that such incidents 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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5:35pm Sat 26 Apr 14

Comment777 says...

Deer jump fences so it does not matter whether they are secure or not. Another failed A level student commenting without thinking...
Deer jump fences so it does not matter whether they are secure or not. Another failed A level student commenting without thinking... Comment777
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9:24am Mon 28 Apr 14

adatherton says...

They are everywhere. I hit one on Beaumont Road last year, it survived and ran off.
They are everywhere. I hit one on Beaumont Road last year, it survived and ran off. adatherton
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5:10pm Mon 28 Apr 14

Paalwille says...

The AvoiDeer app can prevent many of these accidents. Its a roadsafety application that warns about roadside wildlife. www.avoideer.com
The AvoiDeer app can prevent many of these accidents. Its a roadsafety application that warns about roadside wildlife. www.avoideer.com Paalwille
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9:32pm Mon 28 Apr 14

Citizen Cane says...

Do they do an avoididiotdriver app too?
Do they do an avoididiotdriver app too? Citizen Cane
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