January 15, 2009

Suicidal Deer

A little over a year ago as I was on my way home from school when a deer hit my car! I know many people claim that it is not their fault, but really this deer RAN INTO MY CAR! It came at me from the side of the woods and was probably running at the same speed as I was driving when it ran right into the front left of my car.

It happened really fast, so from what I can remember in this split second is that the deer was in the corner of my eye (left) and then glass was flying at me from the windshield. I luckily could see out of the right portion of the windshield (about a foot worth was able to see out of). I made it to a street that happened to be nearby (I was in the middle of nowhere in the country). It was all very scary and traumatic.

A lady and her daughter were driving by when I was standing outside of the car and trying to get cell service. I was just hoping someone (nice and not a serial killer) would stop and help. Luckily, they were very nice and drove me home.

Of course when I got home I was still in shock and my parents were not home. I called them and my dad thought I said “Get me some beer” instead of “Dad, I hit a deer.” While I can sort of laugh about that now, it was not funny at the time.

The deer is definitely dead; it was a big dark buck. Either someone picked it up and brought home the road kill of deer suicide, or it limped off into the woods to die a less embarrassing death.

Here are some pictures of my car after the deer committed its suicide on my car…. Yes, the bottom pictures show the hair from the deer that was still on my car.

After the initial shock wore off, I started crying and freaking out for probably three hours. I thought I swallowed some small pieces of glass from when it flew at me. I was thankful for being alive because I realized just how close I was to not being alive at all. I had some back and neck pain from the accident, but it is fine now.

I definitely had Angels on my side that evening, and I hope all of my friends who read this will take the time to do those things in life you always wanted to do because you never know when you won’t be able to. One minute you could be singing along to the radio and the next you could be dead.


Brenda Susan said...

Sheri, your story is amazing & I am so glad you are ok. But in your post...um...that last line...kind of a rough way to end my little visit to you. :0

Sheri said...

Thanks, yeah I wasn't really sure how to end it. I'll have a more uplifting post tomorrow. :)

Jillene said...

OH MY GOSH!! That is CRAZY!! I can't even imagine what went through your mind--and the thought that you were alone--. I am glad that you survived so that I could blog meet you!!

Tia said...

ahh that is SO scary! i'm glad you're ok!

Anonymous said...


I am so sorry that happened to you. It also happened to Bryan but luckily he was ok and so was the deer. It didn't do quite the damage to our car as yours though. Just a little dent in the driver's side door. I drive everyday through the boondocks and I am surprised that I haven't had this happen. I am always scanning the roads on both sides. Also, please don't laugh as I have never shared this with anyone. I am a HUGE animal lover and to hit one would completely devastate me. I say a little prayer when I get in the car. I ask God to protect all the animals that are in my path. So far, it has really work. Crazy, I know!

Femme Star said...

Wow. Yeah, the last line was rough but it really puts things into perspective.

Paula said...

What an amazing story. So glad you're OK. It's a good reminder to live your life to the fullest every moment.

Lee said...

Woo just, yeah that last line caught me off guard a bit.
I was like jeeeeese scary.

But I'm glad you're okay!

insomniaclolita said...

oh sheri, its horrible, glad to know youre okay in the end...that must be really shocking..

Bobby G said...

GEEZ! Thats BRUTAL! My buddy had that happen to him on the Expressway once! Its crazy, what can make a dear SO SCARED that he just RUNS into a car. Maybe they should have Deer Prozac! Those are some depressed ass Deer!

Nickie. said...

Wow, those damn deer! At least your ok, but that poor car. =( Accidents are the worst, but at least your ok. =)