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Driver dodging deer hits tree, Suffolk police say

At about midnight Wednesday, Nov. 8, 2017, this

At about midnight Wednesday, Nov. 8, 2017, this vehicle hit a tree on southbound Route 112. Credit: Christopher Sabella

A man driving a sport utility vehicle was injured early Thursday when he tried to avoid a deer and crashed into a tree in Coram, Suffolk County police said.

Information on the identity of the man was not immediately available, a police spokeswoman said.

Police said they were called to the scene of the crash at about 12:05 a.m.

“A man was driving an SUV southbound on Route 112 near Towne Woods Road when he swerved to avoid a deer and crashed the vehicle into a tree,” police said in an emailed statement.

Police said the man was taken to Stony Brook University Hospital for treatment of “minor” injuries.

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