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Old 10-26-2005, 09:52 PM   #1
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Well anyway, I was driving down a dark country road in rural south east Connecticut when a deer came flying out of nowhere. I had absolutely no reaction time. The nose & hood of my car made impact while the deer was in flight traveling from right to left across the front of the car. I altered the deers course slightly, it bounced off the hood & front bumper cover of the car, then turned end over end and landed five feet in front of the car, I had stopped by this time. The deer made it back on to its feet & scurried off into the darkness on the other side of the road. This whole thing went down in not more than 5 seconds and it was all over. I got out of the car to do a pre-cursory inspection, it didn't look too bad. I pulled into a ShopRite parking lot where there is ample lighting for a closer inspection, the right front headlight is trashed & the bumper cover is pushed in. The hood now overlaps the front bumper on the right side (that'* where most of the force of impact took place). It looks like the sub frame behind the front cover & just forward of the condensor/radiator is caved in slightly causing the hood mis-alignment. I just had all the collision work (when I was rear ended in June) which included front & rear bumper covers replaced in July with related body work & paint. It'* been a rough year trying to keep this thing looking nice. Well, at least it looked good for the photo shoot Sunday at NEBF 05.
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******* deer


I have been very close to that happening.
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Oh man, thats too bad, again..

Good luck Markwb
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Mark;
Glad you were not hurt. the car can be fixed.
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i am purty glad i dont have to worry bout deer too much round here

pics?
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Old 10-27-2005, 12:39 AM   #6
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awww man Mark! I'm so glad you're okay....I feel bad for the Bonne.... but there'* lots of pics of wha tit used to look like! You can fix her up, and she'll be good as new...

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wow that sucks.....your car was beutiful before.....lets see it make a good return
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ohh deer, tell me you got pics
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Sorry to hear that Mark. Im sure your body shop can have her
looking good as new again.


Oh yeah .... Got Pics ?
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You jinxed me!! Well, almost anyways.

The route I take to work weaves in and out of a bunch of parks. Rounding a corner this morning, I came this close to hitting a pretty good sized doe. Almost made me make a poopie!!

Sounds like yours should be back to new in no time, tho! Good luck with it!!!
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