Stymeist's on Fox 40 News: Deer Collisions

Stymeist Auto Body's Mike Smith was recently featured in a Fox 40 News piece about a rise in local car-deer collisions.

Stymeist Auto Body Mike SmithDeer are migrating in large numbers downward into the lower Sierra foothills because of sudden changes in the weather.  The cold storm that began December 4, 2013, buried much of their food supply in snow.

Add to the cold temperatures short daylight hours that limit visibility, and the results are more collisions between vehicles and deer, especially in the foothills.

“The damage can range from something as simple to just a bumper to five, six, seven, eight-thousand dollars worth of damage,” Mike says and reports that Stymeist Auto Body's Placerville technicians are currently repairing about 15 vehicles that have deer damage.

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