Vehicle-deer collisions reported in Park City |

Vehicle-deer collisions reported in Park City

by Jay Hamburger THE PARK RECORD

The Park City Police Department last week received a few calls involving wildlife, including some cases in which drivers hit animals.

The reports were logged as some of the heaviest snowfall of the season arrived. Wildlife often descends to lower elevations when it snows, putting them closer to neighborhoods and roads.

Some of the cases last week included:

  • on Sunday, Nov. 24 at 2:44 p.m., a driver hit a deer along Deer Valley Drive as it parallels lower Main Street. The animal survived the initial impact, but the police indicated it needed to be put down. The person was not injured, but the vehicle suffered extensive damage, the police said. One lane of traffic was blocked.
  • on Saturday, Nov. 23 at 10:14 a.m., a bull moose was seen in a parking lot on the 1300 block of Lowell Avenue. The animal was headed toward the woods, the police were told.
  • on Thursday, Nov. 21 at 11:06 p.m., a driver reportedly hit a deer at the intersection of S.R. 224 and Meadows Drive. Police logs did not provide details about the case.
  • at 5:45 p.m. on Nov. 21 a deer was hit by a vehicle and killed on the 2000 block of Park Avenue.