Report Notes Worst States for Crashes with Wildlife

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Oct. 18, 2019—According to State Farm, the average American driver has a 1 in 116 chance of  crashing into some kind of large wilderness creature, reported the Daytona Beach News-Journal. Approximately 1.9 million Americans filed insurance claims after a large animal strike between July 1, 2018, and June 30 of this year.

The top states include:

  1. West Virginia
  2. Montana
  3. Pennsylvania
  4. South Dakota
  5. Iowa
  6. Wyoming
  7. Wisconsin
  8. Minnesota
  9. Michigan
  10. Mississippi

A driver in West Virginia has a 1 in 38 chance of striking an animal.  On the other hand, Florida drivers have a 1 in 409 chance of hitting an animal.

Montana (one in 48 chance of a crash), Pennsylvania (one in 52 chance of a crash), and South Dakota (one in 54) are also near the top of the list. 



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