Google Street View car hits baby deer

Google's Street View project has once again been shrouded in controversy after one of its drivers hit a baby deer in upstate New York and then posted the incident on Google Maps. An eagle eyed blogger found the footage and the story has since spread like wildfire.

A spokesperson for the internet giant replied to complaints: "The driver was understandably upset, and promptly stopped to alert the local police and the Street View team at Google. The deer was able to move and had left the area by the time the police arrived. The police explained to our driver that, sadly, this was not an uncommon occurrence in the region - the New York State Department of Transportation estimates that 60,000-70,000 deer collisions happen per year in New York alone -- and no police report needed to be filed."

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