Thursday, October 6, 2011

close call...too close

This is what a deer did to my car last night...
...when it ran right out in front of my car, in the dark, on the way home from the grocery store. His front 'fender' hit my front fender.  All 3 kids were in the car, my oldest saw the whole thing...and immediately started bawling. Cause I smacked right into that deer. And the only reason the entire front end of my car wasn't crumpled was because I managed to swerve a bit to the left and hit on the side rather than straight on. And thankfully I was going less than 40mph.
I've gone this long without feeling what it's like to have an airbag smack me in the face. I'd like to keep it that way.

It could've been so much worse. So much worse.

The baby...didn't even wake up.

My son...didn't even realize why we were pulling over. I think maybe he thought I hit a really big bump or something.

Two people came out because they heard a 'crash'. The one guy said his dogs started going nuts. 

I keep hearing that big 'thunk' in my head & picturing that deer coming out of nowhere and just appearing right in front of my headlights.

And as I was standing outside of my van talking to those people, I saw another deer run across the road in the 

I lived out in the woods in GA for 5 yrs and managed to avoid the deer. But not here I guess!

You just never know what the day is going to bring sometimes. Life is funny that way...

And by the way, did you know that if you hit an animal it's considered 'comprehensive' and not 'collision' with regard to your insurance?? I figured anything with me actually driving was considered collision. But nope. And you know what that means...bigger deductible. Gee, thanks deer.


Michelle said...

Hubby hit a deer a few months back. It was on the highway about a mile from our house. His choice was to hit head on or hit the ditch. He chose to hit head on. Hitting the ditch, he could of rolled the car. Insurance company even said don't hit the ditch. Ours was completely covered. Those darn deer. It is fall and they are on the move now. We are seeing more that have been hit in the ditches lately. Glad you all are ok!!!! :)

Shelley said...

Glad you are all OK. But man insurance companies, ugh!

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