Skateboarder Hit by Deer Going 40 Miles Per Hour
Car-deer collisions are unfortunately common — about 1.5 million occur in the United States each year. Earlier this year, TheBlaze even brought you footage of a motorcycle-deer crash. But those are less common with the highest amount in 2008 occurring in Texas, totaling 17.
Now, an even less likely collision involving a deer occurred over the weekend. Its target: a skateboarder.
Going 40 miles per hour, the skateboarder participating in the Buffalo Bill Downhill in Golden, Colo., with 200 others might have expected a crash with a fellow boarder — but probably not a deer.
The footage shows a skateboarder over the weekend cruising down the 1.1 mile course, which has seven turns and four hairpin turns, when you notice a deer racing them on the left-hand side. It cuts across the skateboard traffic and rams right into one of the participants in front of the skateboarder with the head-mounted camera. He is flung off his board onto the dusty side of the road.