Evanston police say a deer collided with a car that was driving east on South Boulevard at Arnold Place — where South runs into Sheridan Road — at 7:11 this morning.

Police Cmdr. Joseph Dugan says the 34 year old Chicago woman driving the car said the deer ran out into the road and she couldn’t avoid striking it.

The deer ran away from the scene and police couldn’t locate it. The driver of the car wasn’t hurt. The car, a 2013 Toyota four-door, suffered damage on the front passenger side but was able to be driven away.

Bill Smith is the editor and publisher of Evanston Now.

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  1. Deer apparently lives around there

    I almost hit a deer in that same area about a year ago and know other people who have seen one around there.  We need a deer crossing sign installed to alert motorists.

    1. When another deer was at this spot and one downtown

      I think it was the late 1980s that two or three deer made it to the Sheridan/Chicago intersection.  One continued to downtown Evanston and went through the window of what was then Benetton Sweaters which is now Chipotle or the store on one or other side of it.

      The news story was not clear but at the same time a deer [one of these] jumped cyclone [barb wire] fencing at South Blvd. [CTA I assume] and got very badly cut up. It made it to the same spot [more or less] as in this story. The police were called saw they would have to do a mercy kill and apparently did not feel their pistols would do it without causing more pain so had to go door to door to find someone with a powerful enough rifle to do it humanely.

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