Hello There, Guest! (LoginRegister)

Post Reply 
I hit a deer last night
Author Message
lawrenceterp Offline
1st String
*

Posts: 1,176
Joined: Feb 2002
Reputation: 3
I Root For:
Location:
Post: #1
 
*****This story has some graphic detail about the deer I hit.*****
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
It was not a pleasant experience. I was driving home from a friend's house at around 8 PM. It was just changing from light to dark. I was driving around 45 miles an hour in a 40 mile an hour zone when I saw 1 deer cross the road in front of me. I thought to myself "I'd better slow down or I might hit one". I got down to about 35 miles an hour and one ran out right in front of me. I slammed on the brakes but I still hit it. The worst part is that I had slowed down so much, and braked a bit before I hit it.....and it left the deer's back side completely destroyed but it was still alive. It's back hips and legs were broken, but I didn't hit it hard enough to do serious damage elsewhere. The only damage to my car was a bent liscense plate. For about 30 seconds it writhed around in pain, almost like a seizure. I was horrified. I got out of the car and was going to walk over to it, but it would just get scared and try to get up and walk away. But....it would try to get up and end up just sort of flopping because it couldn't use its back half. I was in Southern Maryland so my cell phone wasn't working. I drove back to my friend's house and we called the police. We all drove back to the site and met the officer there. The deer was still there. It couldn't move at all. He checked out my plates and did all the normal stuff, and then said "You guys go ahead and get out of here and I'll take care of business". I still have the site of the deer in my head. It wasn't very fun.
09-03-2002 08:43 AM
Visit this user's website Find all posts by this user Quote this message in a reply

rickheel Offline
The Old Bastard
*

Posts: 8,468
Joined: Feb 2002
Reputation: 11
I Root For: Heels
Location:

Donators
Post: #2
 
Dont let PETA know! I hit two deer a few years back. They tore the crap out of my Jeep. Think of it this way. Someone somewhere has some extra Venison. It makes killer Chilli.
09-03-2002 09:59 AM
Find all posts by this user Quote this message in a reply
georgia_tech_swagger Offline
Res publica non dominetur
*

Posts: 43,559
Joined: Feb 2002
Reputation: 1115
I Root For: GT, USC Upstate
Location: Upstate, SC

SkunkworksFolding@NCAAbbsNCAAbbs LUGCrappies
Post: #3
 
<img border="0" alt="[Puke]" title="" src="graemlins/puke.gif" />

Did it freeze up in your headlights, or just like run a split second ahead of you / into you?
09-03-2002 11:57 AM
Find all posts by this user Quote this message in a reply
lawrenceterp Offline
1st String
*

Posts: 1,176
Joined: Feb 2002
Reputation: 3
I Root For:
Location:
Post: #4
 
</font><blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">quote:</font><hr /><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">Originally posted by georgia_tech_swagger:
<img border="0" alt="[Puke]" title="" src="graemlins/puke.gif" />

Did it freeze up in your headlights, or just like run a split second ahead of you / into you?</font><hr /></blockquote><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">It ran out in front of me.
09-03-2002 02:13 PM
Visit this user's website Find all posts by this user Quote this message in a reply

georgia_tech_swagger Offline
Res publica non dominetur
*

Posts: 43,559
Joined: Feb 2002
Reputation: 1115
I Root For: GT, USC Upstate
Location: Upstate, SC

SkunkworksFolding@NCAAbbsNCAAbbs LUGCrappies
Post: #5
 
hate it when that happens - I've missed a deer by a few inches before - scares the **** out of you if you're in that kind of tuned out state.
09-03-2002 02:23 PM
Find all posts by this user Quote this message in a reply
techfan4 Offline
One of the First
*

Posts: 4,572
Joined: Feb 2002
Reputation: 23
I Root For: Georgia Tech
Location: Atlanta, GA

SkunkworksCrappies
Post: #6
 
A relative of mine hit a deer while riding a motorcycle about 2 weeks ago...
09-03-2002 03:17 PM
Visit this user's website Find all posts by this user Quote this message in a reply
hoops13 Offline
All American
*

Posts: 2,595
Joined: Mar 2002
Reputation: 3
I Root For:
Location:
Post: #7
 
Wow, hitting a dear is one of my biggest fears as a driver.
09-03-2002 03:35 PM
Find all posts by this user Quote this message in a reply

Bill Bobaggins Offline
Special Teams
*

Posts: 621
Joined: Feb 2002
Reputation: 3
I Root For:
Location:
Post: #8
 
Larry, I am so sorry. <img border="0" title="" alt="[Frown]" src="frown.gif" /> I'm not sure that they actually work, but you can buy whistles that attach to the front of your car. They are supposed to emit a sound to alert the deer that you are approaching.
09-03-2002 04:51 PM
Find all posts by this user Quote this message in a reply
rickheel Offline
The Old Bastard
*

Posts: 8,468
Joined: Feb 2002
Reputation: 11
I Root For: Heels
Location:

Donators
Post: #9
 
I understand they do work. So does honking your horn or flashing your brights if they get the look.
09-03-2002 05:19 PM
Find all posts by this user Quote this message in a reply
Jenibu Offline
Special Teams
*

Posts: 996
Joined: Feb 2002
Reputation: 3
I Root For:
Location:
Post: #10
 
Sorry Larry... <img border="0" title="" alt="[Frown]" src="frown.gif" />

You could always move into the city to avoid deer...however, then you have to worry about pedestrians. <img border="0" title="" alt="[Big Grin]" src="biggrin.gif" />
09-03-2002 06:01 PM
Visit this user's website Find all posts by this user Quote this message in a reply
Post Reply 




User(s) browsing this thread: 1 Guest(s)


Copyright © 2002-2018 Collegiate Sports Nation Bulletin Board System (CSNbbs), All Rights Reserved.
CSNbbs is an independent fan site and is in no way affiliated to the NCAA or any of the schools and conferences it represents.
This site monetizes links. FTC Disclosure.
Powered By MyBB, © 2002-2018 MyBB Group.