Tuesday in Whitewater will be cloudy, with afternoon showers, and a high of 54. Sunrise is 7:04 AM and sunset 4:22 PM for 9h 17m 53s of daytime. The moon is a waxing crescent with 38.8% of its visible disk illuminated.
Joe Taschler, Andrew Hahn, and Ricardo Torres report Deer crashes, supply chain in Wisconsin causing drivers to pay more to keep their vehicles (‘Wisconsin drivers keep hitting deer while supply chain issues are causing them to pay more and hang on to their vehicles longer’):
Someone driving in Wisconsin has hit a white-tailed deer on the road each day for the last six years or more, data from the state Department of Transportation show.
In 2021, 16,204 deer collisions occurred on Wisconsin roads, down slightly from 16,547 in 2020. All caused damage to property, and 501 crashes resulted in injuries. Nine deer collisions were fatal.
A crash can cause considerable damage, and experts say more people are choosing to repair their vehicles rather than buy a new car.
“We just fixed a Toyota 4Runner, it was $38,000, and that was deer,” said James Anderberg, body shop director at Ball Body Shop in Middleton. “I don’t know how fast he was going when he hit it, but it was significant amount of damage.”
Deer collision numbers for 2022 are released in the spring of the following year, but Anderberg said he feels like his shop has been as busy as it has in most recent years.