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Mattyk 05-12-2008 01:16 PM

F... deer part deux
 
I can scratch one more thing off my list of things I [I]didn't[/I] want to do before I die and that's hit a deer with my car.

My new car that I've barely had for 2 months. :doh:

The damn thing darted out in front of me and I barely had time to brake. It bounced off my front grill and flew over the car, it was probably dead on impact. Surprisingly enough I have very little damage to my front bumper. I expected it to be much worse, and thankfully my wife and I are fine so I guess that's what really matters. I'll just need a new bumper and I'll be good to go.

Still sucks though. F... deer!

Lady Brave 05-12-2008 01:21 PM

re: F... deer part deux
 
Already being discussed here... ;)

[URL]http://www.thewarpath.net/parking-lot/20803-f-deer.html[/URL]


I feel your pain Matty. :(

Sheriff Gonna Getcha 05-12-2008 01:25 PM

re: F... deer part deux
 
Sorry to hear that. Sounds like you were pretty lucky though. My girlfriend's father's new Caddy was pretty much wrecked after he hit a deer.

hooskins 05-12-2008 01:52 PM

re: F... deer part deux
 
You are lucky Matty, because deer accidents could easily kill those involved. I was in one too, it is scary. I am glad you are ok

Mattyk 05-12-2008 02:01 PM

re: F... deer part deux
 
[quote=hooskins;447887]You are lucky Matty, because deer accidents could easily kill those involved. I was in one too, it is scary. I am glad you are ok[/quote]

Yeah it was pretty scary. We were lucky it flew over the car and didn't come up and hit the windshield after it bounced off the grill. I did what I could to try to avoid it but I just didn't have enough time.

Hog1 05-12-2008 02:24 PM

re: F... deer part deux
 
Taste Great...............Less Filling.
Glad no one was hurt.........except Bambi

jbcjr14 05-12-2008 02:45 PM

re: F... deer part deux
 
[quote=Mattyk72;447888]Yeah it was pretty scary. We were lucky it flew over the car and didn't come up and hit the windshield after it bounced off the grill. I[B][U] did what I could to try to avoid it[/U][/B] but I just didn't have enough time.[/quote]

Being in the insurance business and seeing this all the time, I am sorry to hear it happened to you.

NEVER try to avoid hitting a animal, especially at higher speeds. I can't tell you the number of times people have died when trying to avoid a animal in the roadway! Flipping over, hitting a tree, etc... I know, I wouldn't like hitting the animal either, but 90% of the time you will be better off not attempting evasive manuvers.

Glad to hear you and the Mrs. are ok.

Schneed10 05-12-2008 02:50 PM

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[quote=jbcjr14;447897]Being in the insurance business and seeing this all the time, I am sorry to hear it happened to you.

NEVER try to avoid hitting a animal, especially at higher speeds. I can't tell you the number of times people have died when trying to avoid a animal in the roadway! Flipping over, hitting a tree, etc... I know, I wouldn't like hitting the animal either, but 90% of the time you will be better off not attempting evasive manuvers.

Glad to hear you and the Mrs. are ok.[/quote]

Yeah definitely. One thing to add to this... try not to hit the brake. Braking causes the front end of your car to dip down a little bit, making it more likely that the deer will be scooped up onto your hood and into the winshield. If you don't brake, the chances are higher that the furry effer will just get bounced forward.

I effin hate those things too. One ran into the side of my wife's car, literally the driver's side, while she was driving through a wooded area. Gotta be one of the dumbest animals ever.

SmootSmack 05-12-2008 03:01 PM

re: F... deer part deux
 
[QUOTE=Lady Brave;447867]Already being discussed here... ;)

[URL]http://www.thewarpath.net/parking-lot/20803-f-deer.html[/URL]


I feel your pain Matty. :([/QUOTE]

We may need to ban Matty from starting new threads ;)

Matty, do you want to merge these?

ArtMonkDrillz 05-12-2008 03:01 PM

re: F... deer part deux
 
[QUOTE=Schneed10;447898]Yeah definitely. One thing to add to this... try not to hit the brake. Braking causes the front end of your car to dip down a little bit, making it more likely that the deer will be scooped up onto your hood and into the winshield. If you don't brake, the chances are higher that the furry effer will just get bounced forward.[/QUOTE]I think that was one of the first things that my dad told me when I started driving. He basically said that if anything I ought to actually hit the gas and plow right through it.

Then again, while getting ready for a big party my told also once told me, [I]"if there's only one thing you remember after I die, it's that you can never have too much ice."[/I] He's an interesting fellow.

Sheriff Gonna Getcha 05-12-2008 03:34 PM

re: F... deer part deux
 
[QUOTE=ArtMonkDrillz;447903]I think that was one of the first things that my dad told me when I started driving. He basically said that if anything I ought to actually hit the gas and plow right through it.

Then again, while getting ready for a big party my told also once told me, [I]"if there's only one thing you remember after I die, it's that you can never have too much ice."[/I] He's an interesting fellow.[/QUOTE]

Anyone see the Mythbusters episode where they explored this myth? They tested this myth a number of times and, each time, hitting the accelerator acutally caused more damage to the vehicle. The dip in the front of the vehicle caused by the acceleration is very small, but the increased speed causes significant additional damage. The Mythbusters "findings" seem to accord with common sense.

Mattyk 05-12-2008 03:34 PM

re: F... deer part deux
 
[quote=jbcjr14;447897]Being in the insurance business and seeing this all the time, I am sorry to hear it happened to you.

NEVER try to avoid hitting a animal, especially at higher speeds. I can't tell you the number of times people have died when trying to avoid a animal in the roadway! Flipping over, hitting a tree, etc... I know, I wouldn't like hitting the animal either, but 90% of the time you will be better off not attempting evasive manuvers.

Glad to hear you and the Mrs. are ok.[/quote]

all I meant was I tried to slam on the brakes, I didn't even have time to consider anything else

Mattyk 05-12-2008 03:40 PM

Re: F... deer part deux
 
[quote=Sheriff Gonna Getcha;447913]Anyone see the Mythbusters episode where they explored this myth? They tested this myth a number of times and, each time, hitting the accelerator acutally caused more damage to the vehicle. The dip in the front of the vehicle caused by the acceleration is very small, but the increased speed causes significant additional damage. The Mythbusters "findings" seem to accord with common sense.[/quote]

That seems to make more sense to me too. If I had hit it at 60 mph as opposed to the 40-45 mph I was going after slamming on the brakes I imagine there would have been a lot more damage than there was.

DynamiteRave 05-12-2008 08:08 PM

Re: F... deer part deux
 
It flew over the car? What type of car were you driving? Obviously not an SUV right? If you were in a Hummer you probably could've just ran the thing over. :silly:

Glad you guys are okay. :)

Mattyk 05-12-2008 08:09 PM

Re: F... deer part deux
 
[quote=DynamiteRave;447967]It flew over the car? What type of car were you driving? Obviously not an SUV right? If you were in a Hummer you probably could've just ran the thing over. :silly:

Glad you guys are okay. :)[/quote]

Ford Fusion


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