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Hi everyone,<p>Well like the topic title states, I hit a 150lb. deer last night after dropping my g/f off at her house in Valley Cottage, NY. I was traveling southbound on 9W towards 287 to catch the Garden State Parkway. When a family of deer bursted out in full speed across the road. Luckily I was traveling at the posted speed of 35mph. The hit happened about 500ft away from the Nyack High School entrance. Thank God for the BREMBO brakes for helping me to stop basically on a dime. In the end, the damage goes as followed:<br>~Front Bumper<br>~Grille<br>~Intercooler(s)- The intercooler behind the grille is bent on a 90 degree angle on the passager side and the lower intercooler is sandwiched and fins bent down a bit, between the bumper and radiator.<br>~Driver Fender has a softball size dent from the doe's head.<br>~Driver headlamp wiper ripped off.<br>These are all that we can see right now from the outside. The hood won't pop open correctly, so I'm waiting for Monday when my Uncle at Volvo will have the bodyshop look at the damage. The car did start to overheat a small bit at first after I drove it to my uncle's house, but I put on the heat and opened the sunroof to draw heat away from the engine. I'm having a bit of boost loss as I'm thinking that's either from the intercoolers, OTE pipe might be cracked or the Airbox. I think its time for a FMIC <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/wink.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>Thank God no one was hurt! I was just a bit startled from the whole accident. The cop had to shoot the deer twice, the deer proceed to get up and run off after the first shot. The cops did say to me, "Thank God you were driving a VOLVO!!!" Thanks Volvo you saved my life yet again! <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emlove.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: Sonic took Bambi's life....RIP! (PureDrive07)

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Re: Sonic took Bambi's life....RIP! (PureDrive07)

Sorry to hear man...hope all turns out well...and at least you're not hurt <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Ouch, but it shouldn't be too bad of a repair. I've seen a lot worse when it comes to car/deer accidents.
 

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Re: Sonic took Bambi's life....RIP! (PureDrive07)

You describe it like it was there fault ie. Quote"A family of deer BURSTED out at FULL SPEED Across the road" <p>Were you using your radar to clock them!!!!!<p>Just IMO, im sure your a good guy i just think its COLD!!! <p>Brembos luckily helped you "stop on a dime" Unfortunately dime was behind deer right?1? <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/rolleyes.gif" BORDER="0"> <br>Your car wil be fine<br>
 

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Re: Sonic took Bambi's life....RIP! (peter_reece2003)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>peter_reece2003</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">I just think thats cold<p>You say BAMBI like its a Fu***ng joke .Maybe you'll be that deer next time. <p>You describe it like it was there fault ie. Quote"A family of deer BURSTED out at FULL SPEED Across the road" <p>Were you using your radar to clock them!!!!!<p>Just IMO, im sure your a good guy i just think its COLD!!! <p>Brembos luckily helped you "stop on a dime" Unfortunately dime was behind deer right?1? <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/rolleyes.gif" BORDER="0"> <br>Your car wil be fine<br></TD></TR></TABLE><p>WOW man! Everyone on this forum know's I'm not a jerk...Sorry for offending those nature lovers out there <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/rolleyes.gif" BORDER="0"> I used burst b/c they ran across the road fast...not saying it was their fault but they ran across the road, I guess its my fault for hitting them <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/sly.gif" BORDER="0"> And yes my brakes helped me stop quickly or else I would have hit more, grow up dude <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/redface.gif" BORDER="0"> I'm not worried about the car, a car is a car and it will get fixed!
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>flybynight</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Ouch, but it shouldn't be too bad of a repair. I've seen a lot worse when it comes to car/deer accidents.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Yea I was shocked at the little amount of damage done to the car. Yea I had seen some pretty bad ones.
 

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Re: Sonic took Bambi's life....RIP! (IamFizzle41)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>IamFizzle41</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Sorry to hear man...hope all turns out well...and at least you're not hurt <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> </TD></TR></TABLE><p>Thanks bro <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/smile.gif" BORDER="0"> I'm sure the car will be fine, I wasn't even upset about it.
 

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Re: Sonic took Bambi's life....RIP! (PureDrive07)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>PureDrive07</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><p>WOW man! Everyone on this forum know's I'm not a jerk...Sorry for offending those nature lovers out there <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/rolleyes.gif" BORDER="0"> I used burst b/c they ran across the road fast...not saying it was their fault but they ran across the road, I guess its my fault for hitting them <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/sly.gif" BORDER="0"> And yes my brakes helped me stop quickly or else I would have hit more, grow up dude <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/redface.gif" BORDER="0"> I'm not worried about the car, a car is a car and it will get fixed!</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Like i said I'm sure your a good guy I'm just saying that the situation is F***ed Up .But it is a Great thing that your safe .I understand theres plenty of deer some might say but still a bad situation.Obviously one you would have avoided if possible.Sorry if i came across as a PETA freak ,but hey; Animals are things WE cant replace or make more of.People and Cars are. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/embeer.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: Sonic took Bambi's life....RIP! (PureDrive07)

Wow sorry to hear about the accident! Glad you're all right. <p>About the remark though, <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/zeroforum_graphics/screwy.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/zeroforum_graphics/screwy.gif" BORDER="0"> , that was totally uncalled for.
 

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Re: Sonic took Bambi's life....RIP! (peter_reece2003)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>peter_reece2003</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">I just think thats cold<p>You say BAMBI like its a Fu***ng joke .Maybe you'll be that deer next time. <p>You describe it like it was there fault ie. Quote"A family of deer BURSTED out at FULL SPEED Across the road" <p>Were you using your radar to clock them!!!!!<p>Just IMO, im sure your a good guy i just think its COLD!!! <p>Brembos luckily helped you "stop on a dime" Unfortunately dime was behind deer right?1? <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/rolleyes.gif" BORDER="0"> <br>Your car wil be fine</TD></TR></TABLE><p>With the over population of deer in this country, they have become a real problem on the roads. I survived hitting a deer on a motorcycle at about 65 mph. A friend of ours died last week when her husband lost control of the vehicle trying to miss a deer - ran in the ditch and hit a tree. <p>It is TOTALLY absurd to equate human life to a deer's life. That's why we have legal hunting seasons for deer. You would probably not feel the same if it was your car. <p>PureDrive - glad you're OK.
 

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Re: Sonic took Bambi's life....RIP! (peter_reece2003)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>peter_reece2003</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><p>Like i said I'm sure your a good guy I'm just saying that the situation is F***ed Up .But it is a Great thing that your safe .I understand theres plenty of deer some might say but still a bad situation.Obviously one you would have avoided if possible.Sorry if i came across as a PETA freak ,but hey; Animals are things WE cant replace or make more of.People and Cars are. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/embeer.gif" BORDER="0"> </TD></TR></TABLE><p>To be honest, if you were familar with the area (which is not your fault), it was either hit one, hit them all, or go off the cliff into someone's house. I did do my best not to hit her, but it happened. Before the cop shot the deer, I did do a pray and then walked away and the cop did what was best or else it would have suffered more. I didn't mean the Bambi comment to be harse, so yes I do apologize to anyone that it might offend, and any moderator can change it to "DEER." I made the best decision I could about avoiding them. It was 2am, dark hillside highway coming around a bend.
 

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Re: Sonic took Bambi's life....RIP! (ZenZone)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>ZenZone</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><p>With the over population of deer in this country, they have become a real problem on the roads. I survived hitting a deer on a motorcycle at about 65 mph. A friend of ours died last week when her husband lost control of the vehicle trying to miss a deer - ran in the ditch and hit a tree. <p>It is TOTALLY absurd to equate human life to a deer's life. That's why we have legal hunting seasons for deer. You would probably not feel the same if it was your car. <p>PureDrive - glad you're OK. </TD></TR></TABLE><p>Im not gonna tuen this Post into a debate of the value of one life versus another... Overpopulated deer are due to them surviving Good IN THEIR own Enviroment. And you the hell are WE to say theres to many of them MOVE your town away from were WE already know they live or just drive SLOWER!!(15 to 20) WE are'nt Entitled to ANYTHING including LAND.Dont forget Humans are Mammals and deer are as well .<p>And i never said his life was worth less then the deers life!!!!!.
 

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ZenZone thank you for your concern <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emlove.gif" BORDER="0"> It was scary that it happened and I'm glad no one seriously was hurt except the doe. The cops told me that I made the right decision by just hitting it straight on instead of swurving away. And I'm glad that you are ok from your motorcycle accident with a deer.
 

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Re: Sonic took Bambi's life....RIP! (peter_reece2003)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>peter_reece2003</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><p>Im not gonna tuen this Post into a debate of the value of one life versus another... Overpopulated deer are due to them surviving Good IN THEIR own Enviroment. And you the hell are WE to say theres to many of them MOVE your town away from were WE already know they live or just drive SLOWER!!(15 to 20) WE are'nt Entitled to ANYTHING including LAND.Dont forget Humans are Mammals and deer are as well .<p>And i never said his life was worth less then the deers life!!!!!I just state facts.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>How much slower would you like me to go on a NY STATE HIGHWAY-->9W, I was already doing the posted 35mph and coasting at that, so that's why the damage isn't as bad as it was cosmetically and I was able to stop some what quickier.
 

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Re: Sonic took Bambi's life....RIP! (PureDrive07)

like i said i wasnt driving to be a prick .I just value all life equally .and it was a bad situation for you . like i said i know you would have rather not had that happen .Anyways Good thing your ok And good thing Dude survived a Cycle wreck at 65 with a deer (thats gotta be S**t in the pants frightening to have happen)
 

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Stupid Californians <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/zeroforum_graphics/screwy.gif" BORDER="0"> <p><br>Deer out here are equal to Illegals out there maybe that will change your view <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>And no life is not all equal that is just retarded to view it that way. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vortexmediagroup.com/images/banghead.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>
 

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youre going to hell.<p><br>KIDDING. white tails are no good anyway, theyve been slowly overpopulating. GOOD HUNTING. Sarah Palin would be proud!!!
 

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Re: Sonic took Bambi's life....RIP! (peter_reece2003)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>peter_reece2003</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><p> Animals are things WE cant replace or make more of.People and Cars are. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/embeer.gif" BORDER="0"> </TD></TR></TABLE><p>Deer replace themselves...And they replace themselves in large quanities!
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Chilled Man</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Stupid Californians <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/zeroforum_graphics/screwy.gif" BORDER="0"> <p><br>Deer out here are equal to Illegals out there maybe that will change your view <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>And no life is not all equal that is just retarded to view it that way. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vortexmediagroup.com/images/banghead.gif" BORDER="0"> <p></TD></TR></TABLE><p>Ahahahahahahah!!!!!<p>Now that's funny, I don't care who you are!!
 
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