and this is one of many MAJOR reason why i dont go rip it up on back roads/twisties. we have deer, elk, mountain lions, rabbits, possums, skunks (a lot of them!), squirrels, and birds that like to cross the road all the time. even ran over a squirrel mid corner once (so lucky i didnt go down since i was at an angle and knew if i changed angles i was royally screwed). i've hit too many deer and other animals while in a cage to push my luck on a bike.
i'll never understand why people choose to go rip it up anyways. it'll be the track for me.
oh and this kid.... he's just a kid. called his mom first instead of 911, typical and didnt even wear gear. i think he was more shocked than anything that he wasn't so invincible like he had himself convinced to be.
what makes it even worse is that he had plenty of time to avoid that deer. he just simply wasn't paying attention! that deer wasn't all that fast jumping into the road, much less his lane and could of easily been avoided.
however, i pity him (only a little bit), a broken ankle and road rash such as that sucks. hopefully he learns his lessons:
a. wear protective gear!
b. pay the fuck attention when you're in a possible "something could pop out onto the road at any time from the brush" situation.
c. work on avoiding that target fixation!