Feb 26. 2010. leave earlier.
I hit a deer at around 2 something in the morning on the highway (speed limit is 70 mph) Had I left just a tad earlier, those deer would've crossed the road just before I got to that same point. That car I had was old but pretty much in mint condition since I got it from a mechanic. Damage cost over $5,000. So, I had to sell it to a junk yard so I could buy a new car... that new car almost killed me a thousand times. Once with the brake line breaking while going through a red light. Another time when my steering wheel locked while turning right at an intersection, and forcing me to cross the lines on the road that I was turning into and then having to stop the car and call my insurance company and then have cops come out to keep myself and the rest of traffic safe since the back of my car was still somewhat in the road. Then I don't even remember how many times that car stalled out on me, and no matter how many times I've taken it to many different mechanics, they all said the car was fine and shouldn't be stalling out.
All of this was caused by that stupid deer on the highway on February 26th at 2 something in the morning while driving 70 mph. Not to mention that the road I was on is higher up than the ground. So, basically, if I were to veer off the road I would be going down hill, and was also another reason (besides it being dark) that I didn't see the deer until the last second since the deer had to climb up the hill and once at the top of the hill it was basically on the road.
Then on February 26 at one in the morning in 2011, literally 14 deer decided to cross the road at the same time. 13 of them ran across and one of them walked across extremely slow. I got lucky they decided to cross a good amount of time before I got to the spot, thus giving me enough time to brake since the road I was on was a 55 mph road. I've made sure that in 2012 and 2013 that I will not be driving on the road in the morning on February 26th. Will do the same again this year. No way, no how.