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It's been "a series of unfortunate events" this summer.
I was driving down Highway 68/80 in my little Neon tonight about 9 p.m. and I hit a deer. Two of them jumped out of the ditch and were in front of the car before I even knew they were coming. I missed one and hit the other.
I am thankful that the windshield didn't break out as happened to my husband when he hit a deer on I-64 in Illinois several years ago. He had a sudden lapful of glass pellets. My car's windshield is intact and I am fine.
The hood of my car is mashed back and crumpled up. Parts of the hood have sprung up four or five inches. The driver-side headlight lens and turn signal bulb are broken. The bumper doesn't look damaged, but I haven't seen it in the light yet. I don't know about the fenders.
I drove it home but I won't be able to drive it while waiting to get it fixed. There's no way to get into the hood to reach the back of the headlight to replace the bulb or lens, and I'm not going to drive around without a left front turn signal. I think our insurance covers a rental car.
My brother is going to arrive from Kansas tomorrow around lunchtime, and he'll be visiting for several days. I don't have time to mess around with all this, but I want to get the rental car tomorrow so I'll have something to drive while he's here.
And the part that I keep trying not to think of is that poor, poor deer. I don't know where it went, but it surely must have died. When I go to town tomorrow to take care of the insurance, I'm going to take a different road because I don't want to see it.