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Sunday, October 23, 2011

Oh Deer......

It is hunting season and the Deer are in rut so you find them everywhere........Including interstates......:(



This was my paid for 2005 Focus ST......Now I gotta look for another car...probably another Focus.   Considering the speed I was traveling and the size.....He was huge.   I am very lucky to walk away from that one.   All I suffered was a bruise on my leg...and finding glass in all the strange places....like ear...pockets....hair....I ain't complaining though....the alternative is worse.   Now I am driving my Ranger while I car shop after the insurance company settles.

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  1. Glad you'e OK - hope you get a decent enough settlement to effectively replace it!

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  2. Holy Crap... Glad your okay and very lucky! :)

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  3. Glad you're okay! Hitting ANY animal is messy, but at least it didn't come in the car with you.

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  4. You are very lucky. Hope you get a good settlement. We moved to the NoCa Foothills in '96 and each car had/has a deer dent in it. I have had people stop me in parking lots asking if I would like to have the dent(s) popped out, for a small fee, and I always reply politely and refuse. I know that the minute my car is "whole" again, some sweet young thing is going to ambush me somewhere and smile and tell me I wasted my money! :)

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  5. I hope so also. I have USAA insurance so I hope I do alright. I have been internet shopping for newer cars, I am trying to minimize any note I may have to get. Gotta be a Ford though....;)

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  6. Given the speed you drive it wouldn't matter much the size of the deer, the impact will be impressive.

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  7. Hi Shelldude,
    Well it was a big deer, the auto adjuster saw the car and commented that "The car is totaled and it was the worse deer damage he has ever seen and have no fatalities." I have to wait for the claims dept to get back with me. I have spotted a newer Focus, so we will see. I will give you a call in a day or 3 and see how it goes.

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  8. Hmmmm..........I guess maybe I'll need to slow down on those country roads at O'dark thirty AM on the way to work.

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  9. Slow down and keep your eyes open VERY wide, Kurt. I've known a half-dozen people who collided with deer and Bob is only the second to walk away unscathed. The first was nearly thirty years ago. The odds are definitely against such.

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