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A Wichita police car is out of service after crashing to avoid a deer in the road.
An officer was responding to a call from K-96 and Oliver around 4 a.m. Sunday.
"This officer was driving eastbound on K-96, when the officer noticed there was a large object in the roadway," said Wichita Police Lt. Doug Nolte. "It turned out this was a large deer that had previously been hit."
The officer swerved to the left to avoid hitting the deer, which took her into the center median. The officer lost control of the car, spun out and hit the center cable barrier.
The Kansas Highway Patrol worked the accident. The officer was not hurt.
Nolte said deer present a potential hazard to Kansas drivers.
"Obviously, someone had hit the deer before, and the deer was left in the roadway, or injured in the roadway," he said. "If you hit a deer, you do need to stop and report that to local law enforcement."