Indiana driver swerves to avoid deer, lands in pond

Driver Swerves to Avoid Hitting Deer, Lands in Pond

LAWRENCE, Ind. — An Indiana driver swerved to avoid a deer Wednesday morning northeast of Indianapolis and wound up in a pond, WXIN reported.

The Lawrence Police Department reported that the vehicle ended out about 75 feet into the water, the television station reported. The accident occurred in Lawrence, a suburb of Indianapolis, police said.

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The driver was able to get out of his car and swim to safety before the vehicle became fully submerged, WXIN reported.

The driver, who was not injured, told police a deer ran out in front of him. He swerved to avoid colliding with the animal and ended up in the water, WXIN reported.