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2 sent to hospital after Mercedes-Benz strikes deer on Hwy. 401 near Belleville: OPP

OPP say two people were taken to hospital after their vehicle struck a deer on Hwy. 401 near Belleville on Friday morning. OPP East Region/Twitter

Two people were taken to hospital after the vehicle they were travelling in struck a deer on Highway 401 near Belleville, OPP said.

In a tweet around 8:20 a.m., OPP East Region said the driver and passenger in a car were taken to hospital with minor injuries after colliding with a deer in the westbound lanes near Wallbridge Loyalist Road, just a few kilometres west of Belleville.

Quinte West OPP and Hastings-Quinte Paramedic Services went to the scene.

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The windshield of the Mercedes-Benz sustained significant damage in the collision.

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OPP say motorists are reminded, “don’t veer for deer.”

Police did not provide a status on the animal.

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