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Michigan State police cruiser A video recorder captured the rare sight of a deer jumping over a car, escaping unharmed from the incident.
The officer, Constable Anderson, was driving behind another car on the highway when suddenly a small herd of deer began to run across the road. No deer were hit by vehicles.
The video recorder of the Michigan State Police cruiser caught it the first deer clear the car. The other deer would have charged straight for the driver’s side door, but it amazingly jumped over the car. A third deer ran behind the car and just in front of the trooper, who quickly but calmly braked to keep the deer running across the road.
State police used the footage as an opportunity to share important deer safety tips with the community. According to Michigan.gov, the state about 50,000 deer accidents occur each year.
If crossing paths with a deer, the agency reminded people to stay calm, use controlled braking and keep straight instead of swerving.
“No one wants to hit a deer, but if you try to avoid a deer, the chances of hitting another vehicle or losing control increase,” Michigan State Police said on Twitter.