Deer leaps over a car to save its own life

It’s always tragic when deer and cars mix. Despite their impressive speed and reflexes, deer are simply not fast enough to dodge fast-moving cars—most of the time.

In this shocking YouTube video, a deer wanders onto a road with cars whizzing by, and somehow manages to jump out of the way of an oncoming vehicle. The video ends before we discover the fate of the deer and driver, but the animal appears unharmed, and the car can be heard screeching to a halt, rather than impacting another vehicle.

Remember when driving on back roads that deer can often appear out of nowhere. It’s important to travel at safe speeds and always keep an eye out, even if the road seems deserted. Click here for more tips on how to help reduce your risk on the road to help keep you—and the deer—safe.