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hey guys i read the forums pretty often but i usually dont comment much...but anyway saturday night iw as comin home round 1230 and out the darkness i see a big ass deer try to run in front of my car....by the time i seen him he was bout a foot in front of the car so i couldnt do a thing but hit the brakes for a split second......thank god im still alive and it aint come thru the window or me panicing and swervin and killin my self tryna void it.....so guys be careful out there.....cant reallly give to many details due to insurance reasons...dont wanna say sumthin and get caught up ya kno....but point is i was goin pretty fast......cuz speed limit is 65mph...and i was in that zone








 

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hey guys i read the forums pretty often but i usually dont comment much...but anyway saturday night iw as comin home round 1230 and out the darkness i see a big ass deer try to run in front of my car....by the time i seen him he was bout a foot in front of the car so i couldnt do a thing but hit the brakes for a split second......thank god im still alive and it aint come thru the window or me panicing and swervin and killin my self tryna void it.....so guys be careful out there.....cant reallly give to many details due to insurance reasons...dont wanna say sumthin and get caught up ya kno....but point is i was goin pretty fast......cuz speed limit is 65mph...and i was in that zone
I truly feel for your car, but like it's been said, at least you weren't hurt.


We had a pretty crowded rutting season in the beginning this year. Drivers who take Rock Creek, the "prestine" wilderness area within the District, were warned to be on the look out for deer popping out of the nowhere.


They had drivers on all the stations, radio and tv, giving tips on avoiding moving targets. Apparently, by tyring to avoid the deer, one can sometimes make damage to the car even greater. So they were saying that if you see a deer at a close distance, just like you describe, to actually accelerate. Apparently, this make the car more likely to drive over the deer instead of creating a "fork lift" like reaction by the car that would dump the deer right onto your hood or windshield.

I've never hit a deer, but had one pretty much inches from the car, luckily, it was a one lane road and the time for the dumb thing to jump from one end to the other wasn't much.
 

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dang that sux... :(

GL with ur recovery efforts tho..

i know how you feel cuz 1 time i hit a bear, but it was at slower speeds around 15-20mph (after from braking)
i saw the bear on the side of the road and suddenly the bear decided to run across the road in front of me
 
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