Update: Deer hit by car on A34 still alive with lane closed as vet on way to treat animal

Delays on the A34 this morning due to deer on the road

Delays on the A34 this morning due to deer on the road

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ONE lane of the A34 is closed after a deer was hit by a car.

Police were called to the Hinksey Hill Interchange at about 6.40am to reports of the collision between a vehicle and the deer, which was on the southbound carriageway.

Lane two has now been closed as police await animal welfare officers to attend and treat the animal.

Drivers should expect delays and there is congestion back to Botley.

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10:01am Wed 2 Apr 14

## Nonny Mouse ## says...

Survival chances for the animal - about 5%.

If the injuries don't kill it, then the shock of close human contact almost certainly will. But no, keep a lane of the south's main North/South trunk road closed while you continue this charade.....

Incredible.
Survival chances for the animal - about 5%. If the injuries don't kill it, then the shock of close human contact almost certainly will. But no, keep a lane of the south's main North/South trunk road closed while you continue this charade..... Incredible. ## Nonny Mouse ##
  • Score: -22

12:36pm Wed 2 Apr 14

locodogz says...

## Nonny Mouse ## wrote:
Survival chances for the animal - about 5%.

If the injuries don't kill it, then the shock of close human contact almost certainly will. But no, keep a lane of the south's main North/South trunk road closed while you continue this charade.....

Incredible.
If your assessment of its chances are correct then "treat" may well mean humanely destroy? In the interim other than close a lane what do you suggest? Maybe leave all lanes open until something else hits it to 'finish it off'? Bet if it was you you'd be bleating about damage to your car, why wasn't the lane closed etc......
[quote][p][bold]## Nonny Mouse ##[/bold] wrote: Survival chances for the animal - about 5%. If the injuries don't kill it, then the shock of close human contact almost certainly will. But no, keep a lane of the south's main North/South trunk road closed while you continue this charade..... Incredible.[/p][/quote]If your assessment of its chances are correct then "treat" may well mean humanely destroy? In the interim other than close a lane what do you suggest? Maybe leave all lanes open until something else hits it to 'finish it off'? Bet if it was you you'd be bleating about damage to your car, why wasn't the lane closed etc...... locodogz
  • Score: 18

2:58pm Wed 2 Apr 14

jonny1976 says...

pop it in the car and take it to the local butchers.
pop it in the car and take it to the local butchers. jonny1976
  • Score: -3

4:11pm Wed 2 Apr 14

remberingthe80s says...

Arsehores
Arsehores remberingthe80s
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5:26pm Wed 2 Apr 14

King Joke says...

Yes the vet's assessment may be that kindest thing is a bullet in the temple, but it's only humane to give the vet a chance to have a look.
Yes the vet's assessment may be that kindest thing is a bullet in the temple, but it's only humane to give the vet a chance to have a look. King Joke
  • Score: 5

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