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XLR vs. Deer

MO BAD CAD

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The drivers mirror smacked a deer in the head this weekend. Not sure how the deer came out, but I have a cracked mirror shell and a lot of safety glass and LCD (dimming) fluid inside the cockpit. Fortunately, my window was down, but the mirror glass flew across and hit the passenger window (which was up). The shattered mirror carcass landed at my wife's feet and glass was imbedded in the window tint. Wife has a few cuts in her hands, but a few more inches back and we would have had a big problem.

Hitting one or all 3 deer was inevitable, they were standing on the centerline of the highway, but the car was amazing when I did a quick brake check and swerved at 65 +/- mph.

The "Corvette in a Tuxedo" might have saved my life. Not so sure the deer faired as well.
 

Little Woman

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Glad to hear that you and your wife are okay. I like your phrase "Corvette in a Tuxedo", nice. Please post pictures if you have them.
 

Little Woman

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The drivers mirror smacked a deer in the head this weekend. Not sure how the deer came out, but I have a cracked mirror shell and a lot of safety glass and LCD (dimming) fluid inside the cockpit. Fortunately, my window was down, but the mirror glass flew across and hit the passenger window (which was up). The shattered mirror carcass landed at my wife's feet and glass was imbedded in the window tint. Wife has a few cuts in her hands, but a few more inches back and we would have had a big problem.

Hitting one or all 3 deer was inevitable, they were standing on the centerline of the highway, but the car was amazing when I did a quick brake check and swerved at 65 +/- mph.

The "Corvette in a Tuxedo" might have saved my life. Not so sure the deer faired as well.
Wow, you and your wife are quite lucky that you got through this.

Fred
 

MO BAD CAD

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2005 XLR - SILVER
This is the most telling picture.

Passenger side door/window.

BTW $1337.02 estimate from Progressive.
 

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