can take the car home.
The state patrol finally showed up and she said the officer was great and sympathetic. He said they are getting record calls on deer accidents right now. I took the car to our lifelong friend Jason Tussey at Tussey Collision and Frame and he says the same thing. He is backed up too. He asked why we wouldn't space these out better?
It's funny, I just saw how this topic was my number one all time read blog. Little has changed but the day and the year! I would say she hit a 2-300 pounder right in the center of her left headlight, it swung it around and broke the heavy plastic wheel cover, the butt hit the door hard enough it leaks air now. The front end shimmied noticeably on the way to the body shop. LuAnn is a very good driver and had the reflexes to miss another potentially fatal accident.
I told Jason he has us well trained. LuAnn picked up a handful of fur for evidence off the side of the road and put it in the cupholder. He laughed on that one, we have a family story about a supposed deer accident with no evidence and a dog with fur that looks like a deer! I forgot to ask but I bet it pushes $3000 for a claim. It even broke our new $20 coffee mug and I have a story about that too!
The day LuAnn almost got hit head on took out the right headlight and today's deer took out the left one. The deer cost farmers millions in crop damage and drivers millions in insurance claims. It could have potentially killed her if it would have come through the windshield and the Rendezvous is built perfectly for that!
So I publicly thank her Guardian Angel, yes we believe in Saints and Angels as they help us every day. We both laughed too bad it didn't happen to Old Red, my oldest Dakota but it would have really had to have been a bad day for her to be driving that thing! It hit the newest vehicle in our fleet so we will just grab another vehicle and go.
We are blessed like that.