I hit a deer tonight

@GardenGerty (149135)
United States
November 28, 2022 8:54pm CST
On my way home from my sister's house I hit a deer. It was dark. The deer did not seem to stop and neither did I. Until the sheriff in my county pulled me over. Told me my headlight was out, but he had not been going to stop me, because I looked like I had hit a deer. However I was throwing debris off my car and it hit him. We established that my tags and insurance and license were good. He told me I needed to call the other county where it happened and file a report. Damage is minimal and I have minimal insurance on this old car. The dispatch said I did not have to file a report if I chose not to. Tomorrow Bob will talk with our mechanic and see about getting the repairs. Meanwhile, I have had a shower and i need to go to bed.
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@Beestring (9709)
• Hong Kong
29 Nov
Glad that it was only a minor damage. Hope the deer is fine.
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@GardenGerty (149135)
• United States
29 Nov
I hope so as well. I would not deliberately hurt anything.
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@Beestring (9709)
• Hong Kong
29 Nov
@GardenGerty I understand.
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@JudyEv (300450)
• Rockingham, Australia
29 Nov
I'm sorry to hear about the deer but also about the damage. I'm sure you could have done without that.
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@GardenGerty (149135)
• United States
29 Nov
Yes, it is just one more thing. I am hoping the deer was not badly hurt.
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@JudyEv (300450)
• Rockingham, Australia
29 Nov
@GardenGerty If it ran off, hopefully it will recover. I'd hold to that thought.
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@shaggin (65155)
• United States
29 Nov
That is weird the cop told you that you had to report it. I have bare minimum insurance so if I hit a deer it wouldn’t do me any good to call them. Most things are better left unfixed and unreported if possible as any reports cause insurance rates to go up so much
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@GardenGerty (149135)
• United States
29 Nov
He just wanted me to talk to the county where it happened. They said that as long as it was under $1000 damage it did not need to be reported.
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@DaddyEvil (112366)
• United States
29 Nov
I'm glad you weren't hurt in the accident. Cars can be fixed easily enough. People are often a lot harder to "fix".
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@GardenGerty (149135)
• United States
29 Nov
Felt like a bump like hitting the curb, only a little higher.
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@wolfgirl569 (69687)
• Marion, Ohio
29 Nov
Glad it was minor damage.
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@GardenGerty (149135)
• United States
29 Nov
Yeah. Hubby says it needs "the front clip" whatever that means. Damage was on front passenger's side.
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@CarolDM (201247)
• United States
29 Nov
Oh wow. Glad you are safe. Those deer can cause a lot of damage.
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@GardenGerty (149135)
• United States
29 Nov
Yes, they can. I am hearing that there is a lot of deer activity right now.
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@CarolDM (201247)
• United States
29 Nov
@GardenGerty This times of the year they are very active. The cold temperatures are arriving here once again.
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@GardenGerty (149135)
• United States
30 Nov
@CarolDM Yes, it is very chilly here as well.
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@rebelann (104977)
• El Paso, Texas
29 Nov
Yikes, I would think hitting a deer would cause major damage I'm glad it was only a headlight.
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@GardenGerty (149135)
• United States
29 Nov
I think I just grazed him. If I had hit him full on it would have been really bad. As it is, we are having trouble finding the parts we will need.
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@rebelann (104977)
• El Paso, Texas
30 Nov
I hope you will find the parts you need.
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@FourWalls (51107)
• United States
29 Nov
One of the reasons I don’t like to drive at night in the winter is because deer are usually out at night in the winter, and I never want to hit one. I hope the headlight can be replaced without much problem (or cost)!
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@GardenGerty (149135)
• United States
29 Nov
Having trouble finding the part just yet. It will be okay though. We have other things we can drive.
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@LeaPea2417 (35443)
• Toccoa, Georgia
29 Nov
Luckily you weren't killed.
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@GardenGerty (149135)
• United States
29 Nov
I think it was not a full on collision. More like just grazing his back end.
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@LadyDuck (426407)
• Switzerland
29 Nov
I hope that also the deer was not badly hit, poor thing.
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@GardenGerty (149135)
• United States
29 Nov
Oh, I do hope so. I think it was not bad. I barely felt it. Hope the same for the deer.
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@LadyDuck (426407)
• Switzerland
29 Nov
@GardenGerty The deer is a bigger animal than a cat. The cat of my neighbor was hit by a car, he run away, but he came to die in my garden.
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@Fleura (24239)
• United Kingdom
29 Nov
Glad it wasn't serious. Hope the deer got off lightly too!
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@GardenGerty (149135)
• United States
29 Nov
I hope so. I really did not like that it happened.
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@JESSY3236 (17354)
• United States
29 Nov
Glad it didn't do alot of damage.
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@GardenGerty (149135)
• United States
29 Nov
I was glad the car could still be driven.
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@LindaOHio (114177)
• United States
29 Nov
Oh no! I'm glad you're OK. I hope the deer is OK too.
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@GardenGerty (149135)
• United States
29 Nov
That is what I am hoping as well.
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@oahuwriter (28292)
• United States
30 Nov
Glad you are ok and car minor damage. Deer seems ok since it ran off. Hope things go well with officials and insurance.
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@GardenGerty (149135)
• United States
30 Nov
It is an old car and not heavily insured. The expenses will be out of pocket. I did not have to file a report, even.
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@oahuwriter (28292)
• United States
1 Dec
@GardenGerty Ok. Hope not too expensive. Maybe, tax time you could put the car expenses to?
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@popciclecold (31150)
• United States
29 Nov
That has happened to me. It is a very scary. Glad you are ok. It knocked out one of my headlights.
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@GardenGerty (149135)
• United States
30 Nov
Yes, the passenger headlight and some of the surrounding stuff is gone. Having a hard time finding parts.
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• United States
4 Dec
@GardenGerty I know, been there. You were blessed.