Hitting a deer with your car can be dangerous at any speed, but doing so at 114 mph is downright terrifying, as one Minnesota sheriff’s deputy recently found out.
A few weeks ago, Isanti County Sheriff Chris Caulk, says one of his deputies was responding to a report of a man with a gun and was travelling about 114 mph, with his lights and sirens on according to Twin Cities Pioneer Press.
Caulk has commended his deputy for not swerving to avoid the deer and hitting it head-on, as it reduced the risk of injury.
“If the deputy swerved, he would have rolled and been injured or worse,” said Caulk. “Staying in a straight line kept the injuries to a minimum when the air bags deployed.”
The car suffered damage to the bumper guard on the front end, the windshield was smashed, the hood was nearly ripped off, and the engine was smoking. Fortunately, it appeared the deputy was able to walk away unharmed. The deer wasn’t as fortunate as indicated by the deputy’s body-cam.