An 18-year-old East Hampton woman had two car accidents in four days last week, both of them involving deer. Ashley Silvertsen was driving a 1995 Jeep on the afternoon of Nov. 20 on Three Mile Harbor-Hog Creek Road in Springs when she thought she saw a deer on the road ahead. She swerved and went off the side of the road, coming to a stop in some shrubbery. The Jeep was towed away with damage to the undercarriage.
On Saturday, she was driving a 2003 Nissan a little after 1:30 a.m., on Springs-Fireplace Road near Sycamore Drive in Springs when a deer ran in front of her car. According to the police report she lost control of the car after swerving to avoid the animal and struck a tree.
The Nissan was towed, again with reported undercarriage damage.