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Cars > JasonLester’s Garage > Blog > 1978 Jeep CJ-5 (1978 Jeep Levi Edition) > I hit a deer! :-(


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I hit a deer! :-(

By JasonLester

Filed under: 1978 Jeep CJ-5 (1978 Jeep Levi Edition)

A week and a half ago I was driving the CJ5. I was headed home and it was dark. From my right a deer ran out and I was all over the brakes. Unfortunatly the Jeep has 4 wheel drum brakes so stopping takes a while. The lift doesn't help either. So long story short I could not stop and ended up hitting him. I ran him over actually. He hit my front bumper and got knocked down. It didn't kill him (guess I slowed down some) but broke him up badly. I backed up and found him int the ditch. I hate to see them suffering so I put him down. I realy hated to do it but he would have had a far worse fate to lay there and suffer.

Anyway the Jeep is pretty much just like it was before I hit him. The WARN bumper took the impact. Those things are tough. This was the first deer I've ever hit. I'm just glad I wasn't out in the GTO. Of course with anything else I could have probably gotten stopped.

Just thought I would share.

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tamatt79’s Profile Photo
May 12, 2008 at 7:57 pm
Unfortunately, i have hit several in my lifetime, but most a youngster, and none with a nice car. Well, let me take that back, i had a deer run into the side of a mid 80's Ford Pace truck, (white w/blue decals) and it was borrowed and did a bunch of damage. God was that hard to bring back to its owner after that. And i did come close to hitting a black bear and a cow on 2 different occasions with the same 67 Impala convertible though. Glad to have lived in the south for the last 20 years where the deer arent so plentiful nor near as big!!! tongue image
aparsons’s Profile Photo
May 12, 2008 at 4:59 pm
Well you were lucky, I am happy for you. I hit one last summer with my Mustang GT 2006. the deer was only about 100pds of so. It got my hood, front bumber, left front wing and to top it all, it's head bumped in my door (driver side). And it was not dead, can you belive it? It was put down as well. I had to put 6000$ to repair the car that had only 20000Km (12000 miles). They are cute but in the field. NOT IN THE ROAD! :-) oh well, thats life! Happy for you you are ok amd your car as well.


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