Rutting Season is a bad season as far as deer and cars. Bucks following does don't pay attention to where they are going, so they run out full speed and get hit by cars.
But it is very sad, like on Monday when going to get my allergy shots someone had hit a gorgeous buck. He was big and about a 8 point. We slowed down because he was on the middle of the road and we thought died. Then he got up, from the look of it both back legs/spine were broken. But as we went past the people pulled over (probably the ones who hit him) where getting out with their gun to put him down. I'm glad he did not suffer long at least.