South Dakota Supreme Court Hears Car-Deer Crash Appeal

Posted on Sep 30, 2013

The chances of hitting a deer on the highway in South Dakota are some of the highest in a nation. Monday, a car-deer collision from 2008 ended up being the focus of a case heard by the South Dakota Supreme Court.

The crash happened on Interstate 229 in Sioux Falls when a car hit a deer and then was hit from behind by a second vehicle. The people in the first car sued, saying injuries were suffered because of the rear-end collision. But even though the jury found that the second car was following too closely, they didn't award any damages because they essentially found the deer was at fault.