General I guess It Was Inevitable

Discussion in 'Lounge & Gossip' started by KIrby, Friday 12th Feb, 2016.

  1. KIrby Junior Member ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

    I don't know how it is for everybody else here, but for me living out in the country means braving those country roads on cold mornings while praying no unintelligent wildlife cross your path. Evidently, I forgot to pray this morning. On my way to town, I finally hit my first deer. I was driving my brother's van to take my daughter to school when out of nowhere BANG! there it was! I guess it's a good thing this is just a second vehicle for my brother that already has a few bangs in it or else I'd be paying a not so nice auto repair bill.
     

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  2. MikeM-271048 Senior Member ★ ★ ☆ ☆ ☆

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    I think perhaps you got off lightly. Years ago my late father-in-law ran into a cow on a country road in Brittany. His Citroen was a write-off, because you don't run over a cow the way you run over a cat. The cow ended up on the bonnet (do you call it hood?) of the car, and the insurers decided they couldn't unbend all the metal. Perhaps your brother fitted a Saint Christopher somewhere in his car?
     
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  3. SpeedyGee Administrator Staff Team

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    The damage doesn't look all too bad, how did the dear fare ?
     
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  4. stuscrv Valued Contributor ★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆

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    Least your still here to write about it ! Imagine the damage if you had hit big foot !
    I had a near miss with the loch ness monster while in Scotland recently, luckily my £10 tyres or in your case tires, stopped on a dime !
     
  5. legend-ary Moderator Staff Team

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    could have been worse. Glad you are alright.
     
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  6. Ichiban Founder Staff Team

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    That picture looks like a Chrysler?
     
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  7. KIrby Junior Member ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

    I know it could have been much worse. I am very thankful that a terrible accident did not occur and my daughter and I were not hurt. It was just very frightening to me because I had never hit any type of large animal before. I stopped down the road a little ways and went back and looked for the deer. I could not find it anywhere so I am guessing it ran off into the woods. And yes, it is a Chrysler. The van belongs to my brother and I am planning on buying my first Honda in the next month or so. That is why I joined here to find out more about them.
     
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  8. Nels Moderator Staff Team

    Good to read you and your daughter are okay. Let's hope the deer is on the mend too.

    Cars can usually be repaired. How did your brother react when he saw the damage?
     
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  9. KIrby Junior Member ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

    Thank you! Fortunately, he was not upset at all. He was more relieved that we were not hurt and that the damage was no more severe.
     
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  10. HondaHeritage Moderator Staff Team

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    yes a bit of an unpleasant experience glad the damage wasnt bad and no one hurt but ................dang you missed out on a bloddy tasty free meal there :happycrying:
     
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  11. FirstHonda Moderator Staff Team

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    As said by others, the important thing is that nobody was hurt - except perhaps the deer.

    I once knew somebody who had their radiator holed by an unlucky rabbit (Fiat Punto) which led to some engine damage as he didn't realise until it started to overheat. After all, it was only a rabbit...

    My brother also once had a Mini 1275GT badly damaged when hit hit a badger! Rural Bucks is a dangerous place...here be monsters.
     
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  12. qc2 Senior Member ★ ★ ☆ ☆ ☆

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    that wiper debris on the porsche clip!
     
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  13. legend-ary Moderator Staff Team

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    haha that was proper mince juice.. kind of something TopGear's V8 blender would make
     
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  14. HondaHeritage Moderator Staff Team

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    TopGear_Cow-on-Roof.

    now THAT is what you call road kill
     
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  15. MikeM-271048 Senior Member ★ ★ ☆ ☆ ☆

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    Must have been travelling faster than my father-in-law: onto the roof is definitely the way to go. Though this car may have had a lower profile than his GS.
     
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  16. stuscrv Valued Contributor ★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆

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    Funny how your thinking about buying a Honda, I'm thinking of going back to real cars, a 66 ford galaxie proper motor made of steel not tissue paper lol.
     
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  17. SpeedyGee Administrator Staff Team

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    WHAAATTTTT ?

    So Hondas are made out of tissue paper ?

    Are you the new @pastore ?
     
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  18. FirstHonda Moderator Staff Team

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    Actually @SpeedyGee I think the Swindon factory uses papier mache...:Laughing:
     
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  19. Nels Moderator Staff Team

    I think all that sun and wind in Lanzarote has fuddled your brain. Best go and rest in a cool sheltered place until you're well again.
     
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  20. stuscrv Valued Contributor ★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆

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    Well that and the cheapos beeros lol.
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    You all know I love bump really, although I fear next MOT even the best north sea oil rig welder would struggle to save her from the dreaded tin worm.