We've all seen deer on the side of the road and mechanics are seeing the cars that hit them. But not every car can be fixed.
Outside Wray's Body Shop in Bedford there is a row of cars. They are damaged, dented or missing a few pieces.
"The comment you hear over and over again is 'it was just there'," says estimator Jay McKee, "'It appeared out of nowhere' and I had nowhere to go."
Right now Wray's has a 1 to 2 week backlog.
"Cause the shop is full and they're just sitting here waiting either waiting for parts or waiting for insurance people to come look at them," says McKee.
That's what Charlie Taylor from Nationwide was doing Thursday afternoon.
"Looked at one here that unfortunately is a little bit older, higher mileage and it's gonna total loss," says Taylor.
Taylor has been very busy with claims from drivers.
"About five to ten a day in deer hits," says Taylor, "It seems to be a little bit above average this season."
If a car can be fixed, Taylor says the average cost is around 3-thousand dollars.
Jay McKee says the damage is more extensive than just a busted front end.
"Generally what it does it pushes back the radiator support, all of the cooling, the a/c condenser, the radiator, and the fans. It's all pushed back into the engine," says McKee.
McKee says right now they're getting about two to three cars a week.