Even if you are always attentive and careful behind the wheel, unexpected situations can arise at any time. If a wild animal appears on the road in front of you at the last second, a collision is unavoidable. Swerving to avoid the animal is dangerous and should be avoided at all costs. Instead, slam on the brakes, keep a firm hold on the steering wheel and keep in your lane. Stay calm after a collision and proceed as follows:
Bring the car to standstill and activate your hazard warning lights. Put up your breakdown triangle to warn other drivers.
You are obliged to report accidents involving wild animals. If you fail to notify the police or inform them too late, you are liable to prosecution and risk having to pay a fine. By reporting the accident straight away, you can save an injured animal from a painful death.
Wait for the police, game warden or veterinarian to arrive at the scene of the accident. The proximity of people means enormous stress for an injured animal and makes it even more afraid.
To do this you will need the accident report form that the police or game warden will give you.