On Sept. 22, San Jose resident Daniel Strickland, 27, suffered fatal injuries in a crash that occurred after his car hit a deer on I-280 near Alpine Road, according to the California Highway Patrol. Strickland stopped on the highway after the collision and was struck from behind by another driver. About 300,000 collisions between vehicles and wildlife take place nationwide every year, resulting in 26,000 injuries and 200 deaths, according to a 2008 Federal Highway Administration report to Congress. The costs associated with deer strikes alone add up to $8.5 billion annually. "Deer just don't respond well to headlights and fast-moving metal," Shilling said.