PLACERVILLE, CALIFORNIA

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Animal crossing area more dangerous

By From page A5 | November 21, 2012

EDITOR: Sunday evening, my two daughters were involved in an accident eastbound Highway 50. It was just before the animal crossing that the state spent millions on, now possibly an area more dangerous than before. A large buck ran in front of their car and they struck it, causing significant damage to the car, but thankfully no personal injuries.

The buck must have been seriously injured but ran off. I am wondering if anyone is keeping statistics on the success or failure of this expensive project? Has the Department of Fish and Game been involved?

My dad tells me it against a deer’s nature to enter cavernous areas and they will be much more likely cross the freeway around the fencing, creating almost a funnel affect. Perhaps warning signs should be posted for drivers in those areas to be aware that they are more likely to encounter a deer there now. We now have an expensive deductible to repair the car, but are grateful the Lord protected our girls.

We would also like to know others are aware of the danger and don’t have a false sense of safety just because of the money spent on a tunnel that is more likely to be used for illicit purposes, trash, or homeless camps than for deer.

TRINA RIEPE

Placerville

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