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Old 07-21-2008, 02:03 PM   #41 (permalink)
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BWAHAHAHAH! Well that answers that question. If you're going to hit a deer, do it at 140mph.

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I know it's morbid, but I liked the "For Sale:
Bmw ..............whatever, Leather seats, power windows, pdl, power everything, deer skin engine cover- this thing is hawt!" comment.

Though that guy would have been decapitated if the deer were 6 inches taller.
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You wanna see a hell of a lucky bmw on the autobahn (driver probably trained not to panic) when he hit a small deer at 140mph?

Warning, it's kinda gross:

BMW meets a deer on the Autobahn - evolutionm.net

"It wasn't immediately clear where the dear went"
car doing 140 vs deer - car wins... driver reactions were what they should have been, so that was the extent of the damage. imagine if that had been an american driver with our typically pitiful training doing even as slow as 45mph... the animal might not have been the only casualty.

o yeah... if the deer had been larger, it likely would have rolled over the car at least in part, crushing the windshield and part of the roof... the car still would have been controllable though. modern automotive safety glass is made to be able to deform under that kind of stress where the forces are spread out over a fairly large area. hit it with a brick at that speed and the story would be different however.
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if the deer had been larger, it likely would have ...
collapsed the windshield and the driver at 140mph, correct.

I take it the driver did react correctly after the collision, since the rest of the car is in one piece, but he still hit the deer.
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in any case, perhaps we can agree that the best accident is one that you don't get into regardless of the techniques you apply.
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Indeed. Apparently, though, it was a fox and not a deer.

My old boss from my last retail job had a pretty bad run-in with a deer. The car in front of him hit the deer, which flew over that car, and went through his windshield at ~60 MPH. He doing pretty well after all the facial reconstruction surgery. Deer happen and there's not much you can do about it.

My aunt, on the other hand, lives in NE PA and has had a multitude of run-ins with deer. Almost all were at 35 or under with only minor damage to the car (and deer) body.

But anyway, yeah. Slow down to save fuel, learn to handle your car in an emergency, and get bullet proof windows.
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Indeed. Apparently, though, it was a fox and not a deer.
Huh, could be, looking at the fur. It was definately dog sized whatever it was. The animal wasn't even supposed to be using that lane though.

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