DYLAN Guy only had his car three weeks before a run-in with a deer on April 14 damaged it beyond repair.
After seeing a picture of the deer that crippled his car in last Wednesday’s edition of the Portland Observer, Mr Guy got in touch to tell his story.
“I was coming home at 10.30pm at night, nothing unusual,” Mr Guy said. “I was coming down the hill just past the 100km sign.”
Mr Guy glanced down to check his speedometer then looked up just as his car hit something — later identified as a deer — although, at the time, he wasn’t sure what he had hit, only catching a glimpse of the animal as it went over the car.
In that split second the deer went up over the bonnet, extensively damaging the front of the car, pushing the radiator into the engine, folded back the front driver’s side panel and destroyed the headlight; smashed the windscreen, and managing to leave a hoof print on top of the roof before landing on the edge of the road behind the car.
“I kept going for a while before I managed to stop …I was in shock,” he said.
“It was really bad luck, especially with a car in front. It ran out between us.”
As a result of having the car ahead of him Mr Guy had been driving with his lights on low beam.
Read more in Wednesday’s edition of the Portland Observer.