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I drove about 75 miles north of Denver with my wife this weekend with the our Sky which have had for 2 days to show our daughter who goes to college in Ft Collins CO. We all went to lunch and of course since there were 3 of us my wife drove my daughter's Rodeo. I drove it on the way back so the girls could take a turn in the sky alone. I told my daughter she could drive it if she wanted but she said she did not want to get in an accident....well on the way back to her apartment a dog came flying out in front of me and I braked hard and BAMMMM! I got hit from behind by a college student. Fortunately no one was hurt...the dog included, My daughter's rodeo is a little banged up but not to bad.... the honda which hit it was in real bad shape. I called my wife and daughter to let them know why I was not back yet and she just said I am sure glad it was not the sky!! The drive back home in the Sky was a little nerve racking as I was gun shy of just about everyone on the road...but top down sun out and radio blasting sure calmed the nerves down quick.
 

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whew! WE JUST NEVER KNOW??:willy:
 

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Glad everyone is OK.....sorry to hear about the accident.
 

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Good to hear no one was hurt, a think maybe 2-3 hours a day of driving the Sky should be about right for relaxing and loosening up your nerves after the accident. (But for medicinal purposes only):lol:
 

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Ah, I thought you were in the Sky also. Not a very close reader sometimes. I have read advice that says it's better to hit the animal than slam on brakes or swirve. Not to offend any peta people out there. Just what I've read. Am glad no one got hurt
 

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Ah, I thought you were in the Sky also. Not a very close reader sometimes. I have read advice that says it's better to hit the animal than slam on brakes or swirve. Not to offend any peta people out there. Just what I've read. Am glad no one got hurt
I would rather not upset any animal type people out there, but I have to affirm if the other driver has a choice between hitting and possibly hurting or killing an animal or causing an accident where a human can get hurt or killed I would vote that the animal get hit every single time.

Anyone driving around also please rest assured given the slightest doubt about the outcome of any evasive maneuvers I will choose to hit the animal as opposed to involving anyone in an accident where someone might get hurt.
 

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In my humble opinion dog is good with some taters and onions cooked slowly in a pot all day long.The younger ones are more tender...Skip...:lol:
 

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Ah, I thought you were in the Sky also. Not a very close reader sometimes. I have read advice that says it's better to hit the animal than slam on brakes or swirve. Not to offend any peta people out there. Just what I've read. Am glad no one got hurt
I brake for no animal, well anything smaller than me that is.:lol: I HATE when people almost cause accidents for trying to avoid a squirrel. I was in my work van last week and a pitbull ran out in front of me. Luckily for the dog it crouched down and was unharmed.

Glad you are ok RockyMtnSky
 

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In Alaska I saw the consequences of what happens when one fails to brake for a moose. That's one animal you ought to respect.

To make a long story short... BOTH lost.
 

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Ah, I thought you were in the Sky also. Not a very close reader sometimes. I have read advice that says it's better to hit the animal than slam on brakes or swirve. Not to offend any peta people out there. Just what I've read. Am glad no one got hurt
Yeah I told the officer I hated to cause an accident to avoid a dog but was just reaction...he said I tell people what if it was actually a kid istead and you didn't react. I had not thought of it that way..Thanks all for the concern.
 

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Glad you are not injured, as always go get yourself checked out and documented though. It sometimes takes a few days or weeks for the physical injury to manifest itself. Be aware of that and do the right thing, get a check up.
 

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I prescribe a 2-3 hour drive - in the country (wildlife is NOT invited)....


Sheet metal can be fixed. Glad no one was injured.
 

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In Alaska I saw the consequences of what happens when one fails to brake for a moose. That's one animal you ought to respect.

To make a long story short... BOTH lost.
The wife has always found it funny when we vacation with my sister in New Hampshire that the signs on the highway say, "Brake for moose. It may save your life."
 

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I almost wrecked a car trying to avoid a dog that was bent on chasing my car at 70. I made a decision I'll not avoid any animal that size except for a skunk. It's better to total a car. Also don't hit a hog.
 
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