Freak accident involving deer injuries woman |

Freak accident involving deer injuries woman

An unidentified woman suffered a major injury and was transported to UPMC Presbyterian in Pittsburgh after an accident at 5:30 p.m. Friday along Tippecanoe Road in Franklin Township.

According to state police at Belle Vernon, Jeffrey A. Karfelt, 48, of Normalville was traveling east along the roadway when he struck a deer with the right front end of his 1999 Pontiac Grand AM. The deer then went through the windshield of a 2008 Ford Escape traveling west along the roadway. The female operator swerved to the right, struck a tree and the vehicle rolled over.

Both drivers were wearing seat belts. Karfelt was not injured, police said.

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