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Angry Nailed a deer tonight . . . HEAD ON!

You've heard it before...one second it wasn't there, and then it WAS! A huge doe! You hunters better pick up the pace. These things are taking over!!! The front end of my Chevy Equinox is TOAST! Pics tomorrow, in the daylight.


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I'm glad you're o.k. -- the cage can be replaced.

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Yikes. So glad you were in the car and not on that nice blue GT...

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Damn, Joe! Glad you're OK. That is one scenario where being in the car is WAY better than being on a bike.

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Everyone has said it right. Glad it was your car, er van, er truck, whatever that thing is.

The hunters really stir 'em up this time of year.

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On the bike

If you were on your bike, you would have been way past that point when they decided to cross.
Long as your okay.
I had a truck driver pull in behind me at the Get Go in Delmont PA, told me " if you were going slower that deer would have got you, instead it got the second car behind you"
I never even saw it
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Yikes. So glad you were in the car and not on that nice blue GT...
That was my first thought ... that he had sliced it up with the GT. Regardless, glad to hear you're ok Joe!
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Thanks for all the well wishes guys. Below is the before and after pics. What a difference 8 hours makes.

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Joe, plsd 2 c u're ok - don't u eat deer in the States? -that looks like a mighty fine bit of venison to me. . . .

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Glad you're OK to talk about it. Like other's said Glad you weren't on the bike. I was out on the LT yesterday and when I read the subject I thought the worst. whew.

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Man Joe, looks like you nailed that sucker dead center. Sure glad you were in that cage and not do'in triple digets down the road on that blue buzz bomb!! If'n you took bambie home and put a bunch of them steaks in the freezer maybe we could get Charlene to have a steak fry at STC!!

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That's not as bad as it could have been, and better than I expected to see. You got really lucky, dude! They should be able to fix fairly easily. Good thing you have that bug guard on the hood, otherwise you would have really messed up the car.

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Did the airbags deploy? Just curious...
No, they did not. I thought that was odd once I gave it some thought. Hit a deer head-on at 50-55mph and the airbags don't deply? Wonder just what would deply them.
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Glad to hear you're alright and that you weren't on any bike. At first glance I almost didn't want to know, then I saw that it was the Chevy. Sorry it had to be anything at all. Anybody with you at the time? All is OK I hope.

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Anybody with you at the time? All is OK I hope.
My son Nick was with me. We're totally fine. It was a wild experience though. He happened 4/10ths of a mile from my house. Nick went back with me when I took pics of the rodent.

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No, they did not. I thought that was odd once I gave it some thought. Hit a deer head-on at 50-55mph and the airbags don't deply? Wonder just what would deply them.
If the vehicle did not decellerate fast enough to cause you any harm, which is what you said, then just be glad the airbags did not go off! They would have caused more injuries than you sustained. Plus, be expensive to replace.

The airbag sensors are calibrated to go off when the decelleration is hard enough to very likely cause more than relatively light injury WITH seat belts fastened.

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Oh, I see. Didn't know that. No, there wasn't much decelerating. Just WHAM!

But yes, I am VERY glad that the airbags did not deploy. (Or "deply", as I typed not once, but twice in my earlier post. Maybe I did suffer some brain damage. )
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No, they did not. I thought that was odd once I gave it some thought. Hit a deer head-on at 50-55mph and the airbags don't deply? Wonder just what would deply them.
Hitting a Ford Escort head on will do it. At least in a '98 Chevy S-10 I used to have it did. Woman turned left in front of me. (Where have we heard that before?)

I had never had a deer cross in front of me that I didn't see until a few days ago. My wife and I were coming home, middle of the afternoon, and this brown blur jumped in front of the car. He had just kicked in the afterburner when he hit the road. We missed it (praise the Lord) but it sure scared the daylight out of me.

Couple of nights later, coming home on the bike about 2am, I saw what looked like Santa's sleigh cross the road in front of me. Must have been a half dozen or so. They weren't close, at least not when I first saw them, but I had to stop to let the last one cross. At least the last one I saw. Saw another 5 another mile or so down the road, but they moved away from me.

Glad you and your boy are ok, and there wasn't any more damage to the car.
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...But yes, I am VERY glad that the airbags did not deploy. (Or "deply", as I typed not once, but twice in my earlier post. Maybe I did suffer some brain damage. )
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better the cage then the new GT

Scared me for a second when I saw the Title. Thought the new GT go damaged or worse you.

Glad to hear you are ok and just hurt the cage a bit, which can be fixed easily enough.

I myself have had 2 near misses in the Jeeper and 1 on the LT this year. Get those hunters back up in the trees in the Metro Parks. Them there huge rats are tearing up my flower beds and yard and if PainInTheA $$ folks don't like it put them out in the woods with camogear on or let them stand out on the highway at night!!!

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Lets see in the last two years we have had two run ins with these rodents. One of them came out of a driveway on Rt 66 in Middletown CT and slammed into the side of my 4runner. He did almost 3K worth of damage. He hit the rear passenger door. My wife tagged one on her way home from work one night on Rt 83 in Glastonbury, CT. She saw one run in front of her and she was able to slow and miss the first one but the second one was there waiting. No real damage to either the car or the deer. My wife drives a civic. Glad she was able to slow down before the impact.


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No, they did not. I thought that was odd once I gave it some thought. Hit a deer head-on at 50-55mph and the airbags don't deply? Wonder just what would deply them.
Maybe if you were riding a new Goldwing the air bag in your car would have deployed...
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Glad you're OK, I guess it didn't impact the bumper where the airbag sensors are; just whacked the grill. Lucky for you, the airbags would have knocked the tar out of you if they had gone off.

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I guess it didn't impact the bumper where the airbag sensors are; just whacked the grill. Lucky for you, the airbags would have knocked the tar out of you if they had gone off.
I don't think so. Although the bumper looks fine in the pics, it's cracked in two, and all of the strofoam inside has fallen out. It's basically an empty shell for the most part.
Just the same, I'm glad the airbags didn't deploy.
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As if hitting a deer wasn't bad enough . . . more BAD NEWS!


The rental car company brought me a . . . a . . . a MINIVAN!!!
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Glad you're OK, I guess it didn't impact the bumper where the airbag sensors are; just whacked the grill. --------------------.
Do you know of any company that puts airbag sensors in or on the bumper?

Typically they are mounted somewhere on the frame of the vehicle, or as in both of my BMW cars, on the floor structure of the uni-body. On my 525i the airbag sensor is mounted on top of the driveshaft tunnel under the rear seat.

The sensor has to sense the decelleration rate of the passenger "container", not the bumper, which will likely stop almost immediately, even in a rather low energy stop. Would not want the sensor there!

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$10 buck to a charity of your choice for the person who posts a photo of Joe in a soccer van. Outstanding; would love to see that.

Come to think of it, I know where he lives. Maybe I'll park outside his driveway and get a "spy shot" of him leaving the Messenger household in a minivan. I could retire early with the blackmail money.
I ran over a deer with my own vehicle. Just what do you think I'm capable of with a rented minivan?!?!
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I ran over a deer with my own vehicle. Just what do you think I'm capable of with a rented minivan?!?!
Message received. That won't be me in the baseball cap and sunglasses sitting in the nondescript car down the street from your house.

As far as you know.

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"Honest officer, I'm taking a survey for a major motorsports manufacturer. They want to know the number of frustrated motorcyclists driving minivans in this neighborhood."
Now that's funny!
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$10 buck to a charity of your choice for the person who posts a photo of Joe in a soccer van. Outstanding; would love to see that.
This is where we seperate the men form those of us who will never grow up So proud of you Howard!
I'm in for $10
Maybe we should take this to another level, post it on the main board and use the money to support the site.
I'm sure Joe has irked one or two members in 10K posts.
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Oh! You are SO NOT FUNNY!!! Remind me to smack you next Spring!
Now now now, don't get all in a huff, I was only foolin' around. Now go get us some juice boxes, please.

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Bummer. Glad you and Nick are OK. Vehicles can always be fixed or replaced.

That does remind me of a question that Shealey may be able to answer. Do airbags require any sort of long-term maintenance? My wife has a '95 Eagle Talon with the original airbags that have thankfully never been needed. But lately I've been wondering if anything needs to be checked, such as the sensors, or inflation devices. Just curious.

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Glad you're OK, I guess it didn't impact the bumper where the airbag sensors are; just whacked the grill. Lucky for you, the airbags would have knocked the tar out of you if they had gone off.
You're not kidding about that. When I had my accident, even before the shock of realizing I had hit a car head on, really sank in, I was wondering "What just happened?" Then I saw the air-bag deployed in my lap. Even then it didn't sink in right away. I'm sure it was only a couple of seconds, but it seemed a lot longer.

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As if hitting a deer wasn't bad enough . . . more BAD NEWS!


The rental car company brought me a . . . a . . . a MINIVAN!!!
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$10 buck to a charity of your choice for the person who posts a photo of Joe in a soccer van. Outstanding; would love to see that.
If only I had known! I had Joe as a passenger in a minivan about 2.5 months ago. I should'a taken a picture. Of course he did have me let him out before we reached our true destination. I don't know if it was because of the aversion to minivans, the company, the driving speed was below 3 digits, maybe he actually lived in the back of the service station, or maybe all of the above.

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If only I had known! I had Joe as a passenger in a minivan about 2.5 months ago. I should'a taken a picture. Of course he did have me let him out before we reached our true destination. I don't know if it was because of the aversion to minivans, the company, the driving speed was below 3 digits, maybe he actually lived in the back of the service station, or maybe all of the above.
Sorry Bill. IMO, there's a huge difference between riding in a minivan, and driving one. But don't worry. You looked good doing it!
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Sorry Bill. IMO, there's a huge difference between riding in a minivan, and driving one. But don't worry. You looked good doing it!
I try really hard to look good when I drive the minivan - it's good to know that it shows.

I'm transferring those exceptional skills to my LT.

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If only I had known! I had Joe as a passenger in a minivan about 2.5 months ago.
Why didn't you just ride him home on the back of the LT?

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