In certain parts of the world, drivers don’t just have to look out for other motorists but also need to keep an eye on certain wild animals that can also do significant damage to their vehicles.
In parts of Michigan, deers can represent a significant hazard to motorists and as Melissa Misthal recently discovered, cause absolute carnage if hit.
While driving her Toyota RAV4 in Howell, Michigan a couple of days ago, Misthal was confronted with a deer running straight in front of her. Despite her best attempts to avoid the animal, she hit it while it was airborne.
The impact was so strong that the deer didn’t just break through the RAV4’s windshield but also wrecked a significant portion of the vehicle’s roof before flying into the rear seat. Unsurprisingly, the deer failed to survive the horrendous impact.
Despite witnessing a huge deer soar through the windshield of her vehicle, the driver was able to keep her cool and calmly pull over in the shoulder of the roadway.
While the Toyota is now a total write-off, Misthal was lucky not to be significantly injured in the carnage. If the deer flew through the windshield at a lower angle, it could have impacted the driver at high speed and caused serious injury.