Plymouth officer urges caution after deer accident kills two girls in Hertfordshire
A Plymouth police officer has urged motorists to take care after two girls were killed in a car crash involving a deer in Hertfordshire.
Sergeant Ryan Canning says he has to deal with a number of accidents involving drivers and deer in Plymouth every year.
And he says October is one of the worst months for such accidents.
Two teenage girls died in a crash on the A10 between Puckeridge and Ware in Hertfordshire yesterday morning.
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Daniela Ruggiero, 18, from Hoddesdon, and a 17-year-old girl yet to be named were travelling northbound on the dual carriageway when their Citroen C1 car hit a deer around 7.30am.
Their vehicle then collided with a Volvo V40 and the Citroen caught fire.
The girls were pronounced dead at the scene.
Sgt Canning described yesterday's accident as 'such a tragic event', and has urged drivers in Plymouth to take caution.
He said: "Plymouth police deal with several car versus deer road traffic collisions every year, some resulting in personal injury, deer being killed or cars written off.
"The worst areas in Plymouth for deer collisions are the A386 near Roborough rounadbout and Plymbridge Road near Wrigleys.
"The worst time of year for this type of collision is May for young animals and late October when dusk coincides with rush hour."