Wrote a compact car off once when I collided with an elk. Mangled the hood up pretty good and smashed the windshield right in front of the driver's seat with it's head. I was very lucky that the elk didn't have a large set of antlers on it or I would have been shish kebob!
When it hit the front end I must have instinctively hit the brakes
, with it then coming at the windshield. Some people say that you should hit the gas in that situation instead so that the animal goes up nstead of towards the windshield, but I don't know if there's any truth in that
Even if there was, I'd be hard pressed to... "yes Mr. Insurance agent I was accelerating into the animal at a good clip When do I get that replacement vehicle?"
BTW - the woman in that story NUTS!