Game accident

Wild accident - What to do now

If injured game, regardless of whether it is alive or already dead, is on the road, the accident site must be secured as far as possible by a warning triangle and/or warning flashing light in order to protect the following traffic and to avoid further accidents.

Dead game should only be pulled off the road - if this is possible without endangering your own person (use protective gloves!). Injured game should not be touched or otherwise worried (stress for the animal, self-endangerment). The killing of an injured animal may only be carried out by an authorized and competent person (for example, the person entitled to hunt). A veterinary treatment is usually excluded (except for an accident with a wolf - here a veterinarian is to be consulted by the persons receiving the accident.

Please stay as far away from the injured animal as possible, because with increasing proximity to the injured animal, its stressful situation increases.


Note on the prevention of wildlife accidents - there is an increased risk of accidents:

  • basically in the morning and in the evening at dusk
  • in the transition area field/forest
  • In addition, in the months of July and August at leaf time of the roe deer

!!! Game can be on the road at any time of the day or night!!!

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Depending on the situation of the individual case, the insurance company covers the damage to the vehicle for partial or full cash insurance. The prerequisite is that the game accident is proven. For this purpose, the persons or bodies that must be informed about the accident issue appropriate certificates. Wild tracks on the vehicle should be photographed.

Call to the control center of the professional fire brigade or to any police station

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