Thursday, November 22, 2007

Forget the Turkey ...

We got a deer!


Justin is officially a Pennsylvanian now that he's had a run-in with a deer. This happened Wednesday night, on our way to his parents in Ohio. We were only a couple of miles from the McConnellsburg exit, which is close to where my parents live. Fortunately, his car is big and sturdy - we hit the deer on the Turnpike in holiday traffic, and it easily could have been far worse. He's out some headlights, and the quarter panel is pushed back just enough that the passenger door cannot open. So I get funny looks for crawling out the driver's side :)

I've had enough adventure. I'm planning on having a nice relaxing rest of the week!

15 comments:

BeachysCapeCodCupboard said...

Oh no!!! (Or should I have said, "Oh deer!" - ok, that was bad!) Glad the car is still driveable! My dorm mother during my college days hit a deer once late one evening while she was driving back to the college... ironicly her license plate was a vanity one which read "B-CALM"! She wasn't very calm when she returned, though!

oldmanlincoln said...

Oh wow. I thought, perhaps, you guys ran into some snow or something. I never suspected a deer. And yes, those kinds of accidents are often fatal to the people as well as the deer. I assume the deer was killed.

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Sand said...

Sad! It happens...but still sad. Welcome to PA!

Kerri said...

Sorry about the car! Hope you get to your desination safe and can relax!!!!

Rick said...

Glad that y'all are ok.

Willard said...

Sorry to hear about the accident, but glad you didn't get hurt.

Old Wom Tigley said...

The main thing is no one was hurt.. the car will mend.
I'm back up and about now.. thankyou for your get well message.

Me said...

I'm glad you weren't hurt. I am sad about the deer. I just don't think he got away as lucky.
Thanks,
Wayne

Chad Oneil Myers said...

Sorry to hear about that, wow! Glad you guys are ok though.

imac said...

OOOpps, could have been a lot worse, thank goodnes you are all safe.

I've had a run in with a deer too some years ago, might tell the story some time.



Now have my next post up.

Me said...

Glad you are okay!

~Linda

Salty said...

Yep he is a Pennsylvanian now :) When he get about a two dozen more on the bumper he will be right up with me :) :)

Believe it or not I haven't hit one in over two years!

With deer season starting in the morning both of you need to be cautious!

Mr. Mapper said...

Oh Dear! A Deer! My wife hit a dear in my brand new car a few years back. It is amazing what damage they can do.

photowannabe said...

Glad to hear you are ok and I agree that's enough excitment for a while. Enjoy your rest.

lv2scpbk said...

Oops! This is how I used to get deer. Knock on wood. Two deer actually hit my car at once one time many years ago. One jumped over the hood and the other one hit the side. Hope you get your car fixed and you can relax.