A recent article titled, Laurie the Moose Lady Puts ‘Heart and Soul’ Into Roadkill, was published by the New York Times, Aug 26, 2016.
In the article which was about harvesting roadkill and sharing it with those who need it, there is this statement
In most of the United States, deer are by far the most likely animals to be hit by a vehicle. State Farm Insurance estimates that more than 1.2 million deer, elk and moose — mostly deer — were struck in 2015 in the United States, with West Virginia being statistically the most dangerous place to be an ungulate crossing the road.
1.2 million ungulates, mostly deer were killed in the US in 2015.
That means at least 1.2 million vehicles in accidents.
No mention of how many of the accidents were fatal (for the passengers).
No mention of how many actual accidents there might have been– considering some of the deer are able to run off, even if they do die shortly thereafter.