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    Re: Saw the scariest thing in my 5 years of trucking last week

    A deer can do the same damage. Come to think of it, so can a low flying goose.

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    Re: Saw the scariest thing in my 5 years of trucking last week

    Quote Originally Posted by Ranger View Post
    A deer can do the same damage. Come to think of it, so can a low flying moose.
    Fixed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Submariner409 View Post
    "Deer alerts" don't. Ask anyone over here on the Shore - which is darn near paved with the giant brown rats.

    Not long ago someone opined that there are far, far more deer east of the Mississippi now than at any time before the early 20th century. Why ? Because humans used to eat the bastards 24/7/365. Then Bambi came along and all of a sudden it was simply horrible to eat wild game. (But we still kill hogs with a single .22 at the base of the skull, and we still kill beef cattle with a 12# sledge hammer to the forehead and a slit throat.)
    Depends. Lots of pigs are still processed in slauhterhouses where they are moved along by a chain where they hang from their feet alive and a worker slits their throats as they pass. At least last time I was jn a slaughterhouse they were doing it that way.

    As for the accident, I have just recently had a similar experience where a Minivan lost control in the rain about a mile ahead of me and made inexcusable and a quarter flips.

    I would like to say these type of things are the scariest things I've seen on the road.

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    Re: Saw the scariest thing in my 5 years of trucking last week

    Quote Originally Posted by Ranger View Post
    A deer can do the same damage. Come to think of it, so can a low flying goose.
    Lol, in your own mind, perhaps. In reality, a small 500 lb deer will not do near the damage a full grown moose can. Moose can stand 7 feet tall at the shoulders and weigh 2000 lbs, and 1800 lbs of that weight will be above 4-5 feet.. When you hit a moose head on, you take out its legs and the huge upper portion of the moose lands squarely on the windshield. A moose will crush a small car and the entire family in it, saw it with my own eyes. Both occupants in the front of the civic were killed and 1 of the 2 rear occupants was killed. The other rear passenger had to be removed with the jaws of life. 2000 lbs is almost the weight of an NA miata in a smaller more compact package. If you can choose between a moose accident and the ditch, you choose the ditch. In fact, if I had to choose between hitting a moose broadside, and hitting an NA Miata head-on, I might choose the Miata. Sure, the impact speed will be twice as high, but airbags and front crash crumple zones may just save your life. Theyll do no good with a moose.

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    Re: Saw the scariest thing in my 5 years of trucking last week

    This has been in here before - in 2007. Minivan: 0 - deer: 0 (Minimal damage --------- right)(The driver walked away ! ! !)

    http://message.snopes.com/showthread.php?t=13888

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    Re: Saw the scariest thing in my 5 years of trucking last week

    In Virginia there are at least a few fatalities each year from collisions with deer. I don't know about fatalities from Canadian geese ..... although I wish there were more geese in pots than on the thorough fares of the Old Dominion. That goes for deer too!

    Bambi be damned, venison for all! Let them get deer instead of food stamps!
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    At least this didn't happen...


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    Re: Saw the scariest thing in my 5 years of trucking last week

    Quote Originally Posted by concorso View Post
    Lol, in your own mind, perhaps. In reality, a small 500 lb deer will not do near the damage a full grown moose can.
    If you are picking fur out of your teeth from a strike at 70 MPH it hardly matters if it was a 500 lb deer or an 1800 lb moose. That's like saying a .22 won't do as much damage as a .45. True, but the outcome is the same. Either will (can) take your head off. In the end, if your head is rolling around in the back seat, it really doesn't matter how it got there.

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    Re: Saw the scariest thing in my 5 years of trucking last week

    A 500lb deer now that's one to look out for! Damn big deer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CTSCHICK
    Insurance companies do not recommend the deer alerts they actually recommend you hit the animal instead trying to avoid it because of the higher liabiltiy of hitting something or some one else and causing human injury or more property damage.
    Yeah if u hit the dear the insurance will process the claim as compressive not at fault it u swerve to avoid it and hit something than u are at fault

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    Re: Saw the scariest thing in my 5 years of trucking last week

    Quote Originally Posted by concorso View Post
    You would swerve for a moose. Unless you are in a big truck, a head on collision with a full grown moose is likely to kill you. 2000 lbs in your lap at 60 mph is not a recipe for survival.
    I've seen what a moose can do to a car, and unless I'm in a semi truck I would take my chances in the ditch.

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    Re: Saw the scariest thing in my 5 years of trucking last week

    Where is Nanook of the North to tell us all we would ever want to know about moose and their destruction potential?

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    Re: Saw the scariest thing in my 5 years of trucking last week

    Quote Originally Posted by Aron9000 View Post
    I've seen what a moose can do to a car, and unless I'm in a semi truck I would take my chances in the ditch.
    Saw a Cow hit by a Semi-turned-cement mixer once, because they roam freely on this one roadway where it is almost all blind turns. Only one part of the road has any sort of fence (which only stops them, due to their inability to jump it). I was there the other day, actually, recovering a Ford Focus that spun out and had the tyres come off the rims. The cows all thought I was there to feed them and came all the way across the fields/through the woods to come visit.

    Anyhow, the Semi that hit the cow, which was just dandy, also completely destroyed the cow.

    On that same roadway, I have seen basically all of Florida's native life (And much of it's non-native life) turned into roadkill. I have even caused a good deal of it.

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    Re: Saw the scariest thing in my 5 years of trucking last week

    Quote Originally Posted by The-Dullahan View Post
    I have even caused a good deal of it.
    Hence the skull collection
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    Re: Saw the scariest thing in my 5 years of trucking last week

    Quote Originally Posted by CadillacLuke24 View Post
    Hence the skull collection
    Sometimes, yeah. Gotta be honest though, there are better ways. Besides, I haven't been driving forever. Had to improvise.

    So a sister of mine was in this cemetery, right? And there was this hole in the ground with a part of a tombstone in it that said 1918. Anyhow, the hole went on even deeper and (Here is what happens when kids like us get technology) she remembered she had one of those cellular telephones, like the fancy ones with the camera in it, right? So she rolled the sleeve of her dress up and reached in and snapped some photographs. Long story short, I got some fantastic photo-messages that day.

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