A Pawnee Rock woman was injured Sunday after the van she was a passenger in struck a deer in Barton County.
Dora Jeanne Hayward, 61, was taken to Great Bend Regional Hospital with undetermined injuries.
According to the Kansas Highway Patrol online crashlogs, Howard Myron Hayward Jr., 61, was driving the Ford van at 6:14 p.m. and was 1.2 miles west of Albert on K-96 when a deer entered the road. Both of the Haywards were wearing seat belts.
Sheriff’s Office busy with vehicle-deer crashes
The Barton County Sheriff’s Office continues to receive reports of vehicle-deer crashes, which increase this time of year. Recent reports include:
A Chevy Cobalt on K-96 hit a deer at mile marker 178-179 at 6:16 p.m. last Wednesday.
A motorist avoided a deer and hit a tree in the 600 block of SE 20 Ave. at 8:08 p.m. Wednesday.
A motorist went home but called law enforcement after hitting a deer at 7:24 p.m. Thursday on K-156 and 130th Ave.
A motorist who hit a deer Friday afternoon on NE 40 Ave. near Beaver did not need an accident report but did want a tag for the deer.
A deer-vehicle collision at 8 a.m. Saturday on NE 140 Ave. at NE 70 Road caused only minor damage to the vehicle.
A Chevy Suburban and a deer collided on SE 90 Ave. at SE 20 Road around 10 a.m. Saturday.
A Ford Explorer hit a deer in the 700 block of SE 20 Road at 5:46 p.m. Saturday. The deer ran off after the collision.
A Toyota Rav 4 hit a deer in the 1100 block of NW 40 Ave. at 6:10 p.m. Sunday.
A motorist reported a very large, injured buck in the westbound lane of East U.S. 56 at 6:40 p.m. Sunday.