It was like a deer falling from the sky. I was driving a kind of business road around noon, the deer landed on the front hood of the van, and moved toward the windshield and flew away. I saw her flew about 50 feet through the rear view mirror. I have a stiff neck right no, but think I am ok. I was extremely lucky, but the poor deer was not. If I was driving a bit faster, she probably went through the windshield and landed on me. The person driving behind me told me that I had no chance to avoid. He was hoping the deer run faster than the car. I have had a near miss several times in the past, and saw a deer hitting other cars before. I never thought to hit the deer middle of the day. I am still shaky, have an image of her moving toward me. It is not good feeling. The van is in the shop. I know that the front hood is beyond repair and the bumper has a split. I do not know the extent of the damage inside the hood yet. Yea, this is my 50th birthday, I will never forget.
I hit a deer today.