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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