DASH-CAM FOOTAGE: Frum Driver Strikes Deer On Palisades Parkway The RIGHT WAY

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It was a fatal ending for the deer, but thankfully, this driver of this vehicle did what a person is supposed to do in such an incident, and prevented serious personal injury.

Sources tell YWN that the Jewish driver was on the Palisades Parkway heading to Monsey on Sunday night, when a deer jumped out in front of the vehicle. Natural instinct for drivers is to swerve. but studies show that more serious crashes occur when drivers swerve to avoid an animal. Swerving could cause you to lose control of your vehicle and possibly roll over or hit another car or object.

Deer often fixate on headlights, so it may not be effective enough to just flash your lights. Since they’re easy to spook, brake firmly and honk your horn.

If you are driving and a deer is in your path, stay in your lane even if it means striking the deer. Brake firmly, taking your foot off the brake just before you hit the deer (this action should slightly elevate the nose of your vehicle, helping to reduce the chances of the deer hitting your windshield).

Watch the video below, and hopefully never strike a deer – but if you do, this is how to do it.

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11 COMMENTS

  1. Its pure Mazal that he hit the deer as it was landing on the ground as opposed to hitting it while it was up in the air. If its up in the air, window or head height, it can turn out a bit differently. All the break and release in the world won’t help.

  2. Thanks for posting this. I drive to Monsey often. Hope I never need it, but good to know. I might have tried to swerve, and yes, that would be dangerous.

  3. Most of the time when a deer runs in front of the car you have less than a second to hit it. If you slam on the brakes all that will happen is that the front of the car will go down which can c”v make the deer roll on to the hood and smash into the windshield. In drivers ed we were taught not to brake. Just hold the steering wheel tight and make deer steak. Unless of course you see the deer way ahead with enough braking space.

  4. When I was a little boy, my father hit a deer while driving in western NY state. The car was totalled! My father was OK. The Deer was finished!
    The state trooper showed up and surveyed the damage. He asked my father, “Do you want the deer?” My father said no. So what did the state trooper do? He loaded the deer onto his state trooper vehicle, tied it down and pulled away.

  5. I did the same thing, 70 mph on the pallisades and hit the deer straight on. The car sustained 8k in damages, I had insurance. The deer did not make it. If you swerve on the pallisades there is a good chance you will end up hitting someone else or in the woods and hitting a tree.