MY old Ford Windstar met it's match in a 65MPH impact with a deer.
This is one of those moments where you watch it in slow motion and know that there's nothing you can do except let the laws of physics have their way. I saw the deer come up out of the median and then WHAM.
The next thing I know, the car is full of burning hot, giant stinky marshmallow like airbags. They do deflate quickly, so you can steer. My Ford has the 200 MPH "old variety" that they slowed down. I got bruised and burned by the airbags. (8 Xrays later)
I was very lucky. The deer hit my bumper, then was pushed up to the top edge of my windshield, cracked the window and tossed to the edge of the road.
I was on my way to the Rest stop to work a coffee break for the Red Cross. So my husband came drove me up there and got a big bag of ice for my bruises. We came back to the car to arrange for towing and a nice state trooper came by on his way to the post. He lit up my car until the local trooper came and took the report.
So, I've got a bag of dripping ice on my left arm and the trooper let me sit in his car while he filled out a report on the computer. The other driver was named Deer and lived in the woods. Man, they need a better software writer. He took GPS coordinates on the carcass and called it in to a wild life rescue. It took about 40 minutes to write the report out and his passenger seat was a puddle by then.
It took 2 hours at the hospital. I had a huge bruise on my torso and they were worried about that. Looks like I was kicked by a mule!
So any suggestions to replace my old minivan?
Needs to carry at least 5 people and 2 80LB dogs.