I have a buddy who was sitting at a red light when a deer suddenly jumped out and hit his car! I couldn't believe the massive dent left in his passenger-side door.
If a deer hits you like that... You're out of luck. But there are some tips you can use to avoid hitting deer yourself!
Since the creatures travel in herds, there's a good chance there are others around when you spot just one. So what can you do to avoid hitting the animals? State Farm Insurance's Dave Phillips gave some tips about how to reduce the danger. One of his tips includes slowing down as much as possible, pumping the brakes, and not slamming on them, to "glide" into the collision.