Anoka Co. deputy injured in collision with airborne deer

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An Anoka County sheriff’s deputy was injured Wednesday night after an airborne deer struck his patrol car. 

The crash took place on the 1200 block of Briarwood Lane in East Bethel, Minnesota. According to the Anoka County sheriff’s office, a deer ran out in front of an oncoming vehicle and was struck. The impact sent the deer airborne, where it crashed through the windshield of the deputy’s oncoming patrol car. 

The deputy got glass fragments in his eyes as a result of the collision, the sheriff’s office said. The other driver was not injured. 

The deer walked away from the crash and was not located. 

The sheriff’s office is warning drivers that, while most deer collisions are unavoidable, they “should be as cautious as they can when traveling in open, wooded areas.”

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