The Springfield First Aid Squad was called to Milltown Road for a motor vehicle accident on Wednesday, Dec. 12. At approximately 11:30 p.m. a car struck a pole. The driver told responders he lost control of the vehicle while trying to avoid a deer in the road.
The First Aid Squad crew called in off-duty members to staff its second ambulance to assist at the scene and transport two individuals to a nearby trauma center.
Squad members said the injuries did not appear to be serious.
Springfield Police officers also responded to the scene. The Springfield Fire Department was also requested to secure the scene and assist the First Aid Squad.
A First Aid Squad member noted that deer breed during the late fall and early winter. Because they are more active during this time, the risk of drivers encountering deer them while driving is greater.
Emergency responders remind drivers are urged use caution, especially in the dark and to drive slowly and use high-beams when appropriate. As always, drivers are reminded to wear seatbelts and avoid distractions, such as cell phones.