Did you know that you have a 1 in 161 chance to hit a deer while driving in New York State?

According to data from the National Insurance Crime Bureau and NewYorkUpstate.com New Yorkers are most likely to have an accident with a deer in 49 towns/cities across the state. Where do Utica and Rome fall on that list?

You might be surprised.

First off, coming in at #1 for the most vehicle-deer accidents in 2017 is Rochester.

Pretty surprising to see a larger city on that list isn't it? Wait til you see the rest of the top ten.

Rochester had 487 claims in 2017.

Utica ranks in at #37 with 61, while Rome is tied at #16 with Orchard Park with 93 deer accident claims in 2017.

Here is the rest of the top ten:

#10 Buffalo - 106 claims

#9 Monroe - 111 claims

#8 Canandaigua - 119 claims

#7 Warwick - 124 claims

#6 Newburgh - 129 claims

#5 Watertown - 133 claims

#4 Syracuse - 137 claims

#3 Ithaca - 169

#2 Middletown - 190

You can read the full list of #'s 1-49 at NYUpstate.com.

Drive carefully!

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