Report Notes Worst States for Crashes with Wildlife
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:
- West Virginia
- South Dakota
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.