Last night, I’m driving down the dark, two-lane Highway 54 back to my home. I have my wife, Sally, and four-year old boy, Otto with me. Sally mentioned that there were a lot of deer around, so I was going a bit slower than normal, and trying to be alert. It didn’t matter at all. I hit a deer.
Less a function of fear than bewilderment; simply put, deer freeze in headlights because they can't see.
This is the track day wildlife scenario of my nightmares. A Porsche 911, a race track in the woods, and a massive deer running full speed onto the tarmac while flooring it down a straightaway.
Is there a greater public menace than the assorted members of the family Cervidae, or as we know it better, the common deer? I think not. And one errant deer in Ashburn, Virginia wasn't content with just taking out a car — it had to hit a jogger following a wreck as well.
Deer of the world: this aggression will not stand, man.
Growing up in Texas, I learned to be wary of errant deer on just about any road outside of a city. Now we've found a video that proves deer can be a threat to your car literally anywhere, including on the Nürburgring Nordschleife.
The annual Daisy Dukes Contest at this weekend's HyperFest at Summit Point in West Virginia was delayed after a driver in a Corvette collided with a deer that made the mistake of trying to outrun a Z06 across the track. Warning: Semi-Graphic Video.
Nothing mixes well with drinking and driving—even poorly executed but well intentioned compassion for animals. 29-year-old Andrew Caswell didn't know what to do after he hit a deer with his car last week in Greene, NY. After an argument with his three passengers about what to do with the deer, Caswell decided to drive…
When a deer is trapped on an icy river and a helicopter is dispatched to rescue it, you'd think it would pick up the deer and fly it to safety. No, it just blows it across the slick surface.
The term "deer caught in the headlights" exists for a reason. Although they might look cute, deer are the dumbest animals on the planet. Here are some tips on how to avoid hitting them.
In honor of Midwest deer-hunting season — and because we blubbered like a little girl during Bambi — we bring you this (mostly) blood-free gallery of lovable vehicle-deer moments. Yeah, it's random, but so what? Happy Monday!
Seemingly unbeknownst to the driver, a contortionist deer rides shotgun in the grill of Grandpa's Buick. NSFW. Don't say we didn't warn you.
While Wes was flogging his 2009 BMW X6 around South Carolina, a journalist for the Toronto Star
managed to make witnessed an impromptu test of the Bimmer's safety features after colliding nearly head-on with a deer. Maybe he was driving on the wrong side of the road (crazy Canadians). Of course, if you've ever driven…
You're all well aware that we think racer Travis Pastrana is a bad ass. Sadly, superior driving skills don't exempt you from bad luck. This Pastrana learned during the last stage of the Sno*Drift Rally. All that stood between the Team USA WRX STI and victory was about 11 miles of icy Michigan roads and one adult…
Though the car usually wins in a battle of car-versus-deer, it's almost always a phyrric victory as the damage to the vehicle can be immense. That's why a Jackson County, Missouri sheriff's deputy is grateful this large, white-tailed deer was able to completely clear the hood of his speeding patrol car. Whether the…
Man, would Sir Isaac Newton be all over this once-in-a-blue moon accident story. Robert Brooks of Modesto, California was driving along Blackhawk Road in the East Bay when a deer leapt out in front of him. Unsure if he clipped the animal, he got out of his car to check for damage. Meanwhile, another driver came…
Last year, West Virginia residents spent a combined 33 million dollars on deer-related vehicular repairs. And according to the state's Department of Transportation, November is the heaviest month for deer-related accidents, of which there were 19,000 last year, ranging from mild dings to full-bore road death. While…