Hitting a deer with a vehicle usually has a wide range of possible outcomes, almost all of which are bad for the vehicle and far worse for the deer.
For the car, you’ll get everything from smashed lights and crumpled quarter panels to full-blown destruction of hoods, bumpers, windshields and more. About 10 or so years ago driving through Mississippi at night, the driver of an expensive SUV in front of me hit a deer with the right front of the vehicle. A shower of shimmering glass from the light rained down as the deer flipped, landed and bolted off.
For the deer, getting hit by a 2,500-pound (or larger) vehicle usually results in death. Whether it’s instantaneous or comes later due to broken bones and internal injuries, or perhaps a broken hip or back and death by coyotes, the outcome usually isn’t good.
So check out this wild police dash cam video of a vehicle hitting a deer and the deer attacking the driver. Watch it several times, because it’s just crazy.
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