Driver's near-miss with deer

A red car in a bush. Behind a branch with thick green leaves: two men, wearing orange overalls

The driver of this car swerved to avoid a deer on the A120 - Credit: Essex Police

A driver came off the road near Dunmow after swerving to avoid a deer today (Tuesday, May 25).

The near-miss took place on the A120, which bypasses Dunmow.

The driver is not thought to have been injured.

Four people - two in orange overalls and two police officers in hi-viz - stand side by side in front a car in a bush

To the rescue! Essex Police and LJ Transportation prepare to rescue the car at the side of the A120 near Dunmow - Credit: Essex Police

A red car in a bush. Behind a branch with thick green leaves: two men, wearing orange overalls

The driver of this car swerved to avoid a deer on the A120 - Credit: Essex Police

A police officer by the side of a dual carriageway. She holds orange traffic cones.

All done! Officers clear cones from the side of the A120 - Credit: Essex Police

Essex Police said: "Our officers from Essex Roads Policing have been helping a man who swerved to miss a deer on the A120 at Dunmow.

"Officers worked with LJ Transportation to recover vehicle and to make the road safe for the public."


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