Deaths in vehicle-animal collisions preventable

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WASHINGTON, Nov 18 (Reuters) - Many fatalities that occur when vehicles strike animals, like deer and moose, can be prevented if motorists buckle-up and those on motorcycles wear helmets, an insurance group said on Thursday. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety examined 147 police reports on vehicle-animal collisions and found that in fatal crashes in nine states, 60 percent of victims were not wearing seat belts. In fatal motorcycle crashes, 65 percent of victims were not wearing ...

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