Kevin Gillespie was sitting in the passenger seat when he and a friend hit a deer while driving just outside of Cadillac, Michigan.
“All I felt was the deer’s hooves kick me in the chest and then the leg and then it was gone,” Kevin told Up North Live. “It was just a blur.”
The buck came from out of nowhere running full speed down a hill and out onto the road. Kevin shared that within a millisecond it was in front of the vehicle and it tried to jump over them but ended up blasting through the windshield.
The glass exploded everywhere. The deer not only busted through the front windshield but it also smashed through the sunroof. Kevin remembers looking up, screaming “deer!” and then boom, it collided with the car.
“I’ve seen thousands of deer on the side of the road,” he said. “I’ve been hunting my whole life but this is the first time I ever hit a deer. This time of year obviously when the cool weather hits this is the pre-rut search phase.”
Michigan Department of Natural Resources says that October and November are the months that deer are breeding and during this time Michigan DNR Public Outreach and Engagement Unit Manager, Holly Vaughn, added that the deer will cross the road and not even look.
So proceed with caution over these next couple of months.