3 Ways Fall Can Kill You

But I love Fall!

October 15, 2018

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It is so nice to finally have Fall here. Yeah, I know it's technically been here since September 21st, but it sure hasn't felt like Fall until last week. I love the crisp, cold mornings and opening my balcony door. The smell of the cool air, leaves, and wood burning make me so happy!

But did you know this amazing season also has a lot of different ways it could kill us? Ugh, I hate to be Debbie Downer, but there are some things that we do in the Fall that can really be putting us at more risk.

3 Ways Fall Can Kill You

1. Deer: November is the worst month for vehicle-deer crashes, followed by October, according to statistics compiled by State Farm. According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, nationwide the more than 1.5 million deer-vehicle collisions each year result in 150 occupant deaths and tens of thousands of injuries. Just stay in the woods deer! 

2. Fireplaces: Although cozy and perfect as the nights get colder, they can be a hazard too. There are 22,500 fireplace, chimney and related fires per years, according to the Chimney Safety Institute of America. It's important to have your chimney and fireplace inspected and cleaned every year to prevent a fire. 

3. Leaves: The colors of the beautiful Fall leaves are one of my favorites parts of the season, but these leaves can also be dangerous. All the leaves on the ground can make for a slippery surface when they are wet. That means you are at risk of falling or losing control of your car on these slippery surfaces. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, slips and falls from all causes, not just because of leaves, account for more than 1 million emergency room visits each year.

Although these may put a bit of a damper on the season, I won't let them ruin Fall and all of its glory for me. 

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