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Driver hurt when deer crashes through windshield in Genesee County

BATAVIA – A Rochester woman suffered head and chest injuries when she was hit by a deer that crashed through the windshield of the sport utility vehicle she was driving, according to Genesee County sheriff’s deputies.

Wanda Hudson, 52, was driving east along Route 33 in the Town of Stafford shortly after 9 p.m. Wednesday, when the deer entered the road from the south shoulder. The deer jumped and landed on the hood of the SUV and went through the windshield, ending up in a rear cargo area, deputies said.

The SUV veered across the road and hit a guide rail on the north shoulder, ending up approximately 500 feet from the initial point of impact, which was approximately three-tenths of a mile east of Caswell Road.

Hudson was airlifted to Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester, deputies said.

Hudson’s 14-year-old daughter, who had been in a reclining position in the front passenger seat, suffered minor cuts to her legs from broken glass; she wasn’t hit by the deer, deputies said. The girl was taken by ambulance to the same hospital.