An attempt to avoid a collision resulted in a rollover crash in rural Calhoun County Thursday morning.

The Calhoun County Sheriff’s Office says that deputies were called to a single vehicle rollover crash around 8am Thursday, in the 22,000 block of 14 ½ Mile Rd in Convis Township. Initially, the driver reported that he was trapped inside the vehicle in shallow, swampy water. However, the 21-year-old Bellevue man was able to get himself out, and reportedly wasn’t hurt. The driver told deputies he swerved his 2007 Ford Focus in an attempt to avoid hitting a deer.

The Sheriff’s Office says this is an “example of an unsafe driving strategy”.

As a reminder, the Michigan State Police says that most serious deer related crashes occur when a driver swerves to avoid the animal, only to strike something else or roll over. They say you shouldn’t swerve, and should brake firmly and be prepared for the possible collision.