'Wild deer causing car accidents and wreaking havoc to farmers' crops'
Concerns have been raised at the levels of the wild deer population in Wexford after a number of recent car accidents involving deer.
Fine Gael Cllr Frank Staples has highlighted the issue and said that motorists in the county are now at serious risk from wild deer on the road, while farmers' land in the area is being severely damaged.
“Wild deer have been causing huge problems in the north of the County for some time but due to there increasing numbers they are starting to move further south.
Staples said there have been a lot of car accidents recently involving deer on roads and deer are starting to become a serious risk to drivers.
“A young mother was driving in a car with her two children when a deer hit the vehicle in the Wexford town district.
“It went up on the bonnet and hit the wind screen.
“Luckily none of the occupants were injured and it didn't go through the windscreen," he said.
Staples said there was also an incident where another motorist had to write off his 141 jeep after it was hit by a huge stag.