There were several deer in the wrong place at the wrong time recently in East Hampton Town; eight of them caused eight separate accidents in the past few weeks alone.
On Sunday around 4 a.m., a deer struck the front of Steven Akkala’s 2009 Honda while he was on Montauk Highway near Shipwreck Drive in Amagansett.
The day before, at 6:30 p.m., Francis Mott was unable to avoid hitting a deer that ran in front of his 2008 Honda on Route 27 near Wainscott Stone Road. Also that day, Thomas Tarkington of Manorville was driving south on Flamingo Road near Fleming Road in Montauk at 8 p.m. in a 2000 Plymouth when a deer ran into the front driver side of the vehicle.
Peter Gamby of Manhattan also struck a deer with the front of a 2001 Volkswagen on Springs-Fireplace Road near Woodbine Drive on Friday around 8 p.m. In Montauk, on Route 27 near West Lake Drive, Philip Preddice of Lake Ronkonkoma was unable to avoid hitting a deer on Nov. 9 at 9:30 in the morning.
M.N. Poggi-Blaskovzc of Sag Harbor was driving on Stephen Hand’s Path near Long Lane in East Hampton the same day at around 6 p.m., when a deer ran out of the woods and hit the side of his 2001 Toyota.
Todd Helier of Sag Harbor was on Montauk Highway near Napeague Meadow Road in Amagansett on Nov. 8 at about 5 p.m. when a deer ran into the road in front of his 2007 Toyota.
On Oct. 25 at around 7 p.m., Marcia Ann Mitas of Saginaw, Mich., tried to avoid hitting a deer in her 1995 Jeep while driving on Springs-Fireplace Road near Parsons Close in Springs, but to no avail.
None of the drivers were injured.