By Tom Hintgen
Otter Tail County Correspondent
County sheriff deputies reported three accidents with injuries the weekend of Nov. 5-7. Two of them included rollovers after drivers lost control of their vehicles.
The two rollovers were both reported on Friday, Nov. 5. One rollover accident with an injury took place east of Henning, at the intersection of Highways 210 and 75. The second rollover with injury took place just north of Fergus Falls, at the intersection of Highway 111 and 250th Street.
The third accident with injury took place Sunday, Nov. 7, at Grena Lake, southwest of Pelican Rapids. The exact location was on 400th Street.
Watch for deer while
driving in November
Historically, November is the most dangerous month for deer collisions with drivers on Minnesota roadways.
Sheriff deputies and other law enforcement agencies urge drivers to slow down, particularly at dusk and dawn.
Here are some other important safety tips:
• If you see one deer, be prepared to see more cross the road.
• Pay attention to deer crossing signs.
• Use your high beans to see further, except when there is oncoming traffic.
• Brake if you can, but avoid swerving, which can result in a more severe crash.
• Remain focused on the road. Scan for potential dangers, including animals.
• Avoid distractions. This can cause you to not see a deer until it is too late.
• If riding a motorcycle, always wear protective gear. Keep focused on the road ahead.