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Old 06-10-2007, 09:59 AM
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Another one bites the dust - Crown Victoria VS Deer

I was peacefully sleeping this morning when all of the sudden I heard my wife's panicked voice shout my name. I awoke suddenly, I was just a little bit startled. I looked at the clock and it was 4:18am, My wife and son should be driving to work at this time so I decided to give her a call on the cell phone. She answered the phone and stated that it was weird that I called since she had just hit a deer! I find this very strange that I woke up like that and called her. My Mother called it a gift from God telling me that my family was in danger and I think she is right.

My wife and son are all right for the most part. My wife has some bumps on her from the air bag and my son says he is sore. It could have been a lot worse.

It sure didn't do our Ford Crown Victoria any good. It is going to need at least the left fender, hood header panel, grille, left head light and both air bags. Looks like under one thousand dollars of damage to me.

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Old 06-10-2007, 11:01 AM
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I'd say your momma has it right. God Blessed you bud, and I'm glad it wasn't worse!
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Old 06-10-2007, 07:24 PM
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Glad everybody is OK, those corn fed Midwest deer can do some real damage.
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Old 06-11-2007, 06:26 AM
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It's that time of year again. Glad everyone is safe. Lots of car-deer crashes here in Northern Wi.
I've taught my kids to never turn the wheel. Just hit them because running off the road and hitting a tree is NOT good.

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Old 06-11-2007, 07:44 AM
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You're lucky! Good thing she was driving a nice big car. Also, since you're good with cars it won't cost you nearly as much to fix.

Glad everybody's ok!

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Old 06-11-2007, 12:20 PM
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I wish we were in our Crown Vic when my wife and I hit a deer
on my motorcycle at 60 MPH!!!!!
(I don't ride motorcycles anymore)
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UH UH UH! Is the deer in the Ice box? Like its only a fair trade.

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Old 06-11-2007, 11:29 PM
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When is the bbq? Dan
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Old 06-12-2007, 05:11 AM
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I wish we were in our Crown Vic when my wife and I hit a deer
on my motorcycle at 60 MPH!!!!!
(I don't ride motorcycles anymore)
A co-worker hit one doing 70 a few years ago on I-80 on his way to work in the early morning, A semi behind him saw it happen and blocked the road with his truck to keep him from getting runover, he was wearing brown coveralls and looked like a deer laying in the road. That night they told his family he wouldn't last until morning and if he did he would be a vegetable, 24 hours later he was sitting up in bed arranging for his buddy to find him another bike! He was back on it a few months later but no longer rides it to work.
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Old 06-12-2007, 06:53 AM
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I was wearing shorts and a tee shirt, only 1 mile from home for
a 10 min ride with my wife (while our kids were at home.)
We didn't come home that night, or the next two weeks that we were in
the hospital.
We had just moved from out of state.
Luckily, I had good neighbors for my kids.
until my parents got there.
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Old 06-12-2007, 06:13 PM
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Better to hit a deer with a Crown Vic than a motorcycle.
My first wife's cousin hit a horse with his motorcycle not far from my house. It killed him and his girlfriend, too bad, he was a real nice guy.
A guy that was a class behind me in high school died one foggy night laying in the traveled portion of a highway, his motorcycle was on the shoulder of the road. They were not sure how many vehicles had run over him before someone realized it was a person they just ran over. Nice kid, I remember him riding around with me in my old 55 in high school. He left a wife and little kids behind. His son grew up to ba a Highway Patrolman and is now my neighbor.

Dan, there is not going to be a barbecue, I never found the deer. It was sure not lying around anywhere and there is no way it got up and walked away. Maybe she bounced it up on the front of a truck and it is now in Montana or someplace.

At two deer she is still in no danger of catching my brother's girlfriend's score of five deer with the same Yukon. I just got done repairing her Yukon a couple of weeks ago from the last one.

I told my wife to just use a gun instead of a car the next time she went deer hunting, it would be cheaper. She failed to see the humor in that comment!.
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thats one wrinkled crown vic... im glad everyones ok.
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thats one wrinkled crown vic... im glad everyones ok.
Yeah, it was pretty hard on it. It even bent the radiator support and broke the radiator.

Maybe, I should put a grille guard on it. Today I was in line to weigh in at the ethanol plant and a truck with a very impressive grille guard pulled up behind me. I just had to talk to the guy about it. He told me that he put it on after he hit the second deer with his truck. He was tired of wasting money because of deer overpopulation. He spent $4,000 in repairs just for the second deer. So he bought the grille guard. It is guaranteed to repel a moose and anything smaller than a moose. Moose are pretty big animals! He has hit four deer since and they just bounce right off and he keeps going right down the road.

I wonder how my Crown Vic would look with that on it?
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I told my wife to just use a gun instead of a car the next time she went deer hunting, it would be cheaper. She failed to see the humor in that comment!.
Tell her it made me laugh! I hit a deer 2 years ago, it rolled, got up and ran away, probably died somewhere off the road.
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if oyur talking about the guard that comes from under the bumper and comes up in front like that one

.. then i can ask one of my friends whos a cop.. they have them on their crown vics

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Yeah, it was pretty hard on it. It even bent the radiator support and broke the radiator.

Maybe, I should put a grille guard on it. Today I was in line to weigh in at the ethanol plant and a truck with a very impressive grille guard pulled up behind me. I just had to talk to the guy about it. He told me that he put it on after he hit the second deer with his truck. He was tired of wasting money because of deer overpopulation. He spent $4,000 in repairs just for the second deer. So he bought the grille guard. It is guaranteed to repel a moose and anything smaller than a moose. Moose are pretty big animals! He has hit four deer since and they just bounce right off and he keeps going right down the road.

I wonder how my Crown Vic would look with that on it?
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