Never, Ever Forget Your Helmet: Cyclist’s Horrific Deer Crash Caught On Camera

A bicyclist had a close encounter with a deer in Arizona at 40 miles an hour — and based on the footage of the run-in, they were both luck to walk away in one piece.

Reed( yes, “deer” spelled backward) Soehnel was cycling down Mt. Lemmon outside of Tucson last week when the deer operated across the road.

As the video shows, Soehnel went over the handlebars, flipping totally over, with his head and shoulders assimilating much of potential impacts.

Fortunately, he was wearing a helmet.

I was fully alert and( had) no concussion symptoms the entire day, so that’s why the decision was made to not involve an ambulance, although I was in a decent sum of pain, ” Soehnel told the Arizona Daily Star.

Somehow, both the cyclist and the deer managed to escape without serious injury.

“The end result is a shattered bicycle, some road rash, and a contravene foot, ” Soehnel wrote in his YouTube description. “You can see my back wheel in the video, we were both very lucky it wasn’t worse.”

The deer could be seen in the background running back into the forest.

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