Man injured in crash when he tries to avoid hitting deer

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A Dearing man is in critical condition this morning after an early morning wreck near Harlem involving a deer.

Carl Green, 29, of Neal's Mill Road, was traveling on Harlem-Grovetown Road west of Young Drive just after 5 a.m. when a deer jumped in front of his Mitsubishi Montero, Columbia County sheriff's Capt. Steve Morris said.

To miss the deer, Mr. Green swerved, overcorrected and lost control, rolling the SUV more than four times, Capt. Morris said.

He was airlifted to the Medical College of Georgia Hospital with serious, but non-life-threatening injuries.

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concercitizen
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concercitizen 02/26/09 - 11:42 am
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I guess the initial reaction

I guess the initial reaction is to swerve to avoid hitting any object that suddenly appears in the road, but sometimes it is best to go ahead and hit the animal. Mr. Green had a wreck anway, and he probably would have sufferd no injuries.

Concerned Citizen
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Concerned Citizen 02/26/09 - 01:09 pm
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You have my name!!!!! He

You have my name!!!!! He would have been bad off either way because deer can do some serious damage.

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Craig Spinks 02/26/09 - 02:46 pm
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How fast was Mr. Green

How fast was Mr. Green traveling on a dangerous, serpentine road?

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My_2nd 02/26/09 - 03:30 pm
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always better to plow through

always better to plow through the deer and hope for the best. instinct of course tells you to swerve. in this case he rolled his vehicle and is in bad shape. deer 1 - man 0

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bkrystl 02/26/09 - 07:08 pm
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Is this seriously what we

Is this seriously what we have come to? It amazes me how some people may actually know or be related to this man and those posting replies to the article seem more concerned about his driving record instead of his welfare and recovery not to mention the emotional trauma this man is going to experience. My heart goes to him as well as those by his side during this time of healing. My prayers for the rest of you are for compassion.

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