Zero chance he was avoiding a deer

Zero chance he was avoiding a deer

Postby jasond_71 » May 15th, 2018, 9:43 am

This guy passed my wife like she was standing still and she was doing 120kmh. I doubt he was avoiding a deer and that would be impossible. Lucky he didn't kill someone or himself.
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Re: Zero chance he was avoiding a deer

Postby soupy » May 15th, 2018, 9:55 am

And one shouldn't ever swerve to avoid hitting a deer. Usually does more harm than good.

If it is a moose swerve, but a deer take the hit and avoid a nastier accident.

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Re: Zero chance he was avoiding a deer

Postby vegas1500 » May 15th, 2018, 10:39 am

Ironic of the sign posted on the post right by the car... :biggrin:
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Re: Zero chance he was avoiding a deer

Postby TreeGuy » May 15th, 2018, 10:46 am

The driver may want to get on board with this.


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Re: Zero chance he was avoiding a deer

Postby Gixxer » May 15th, 2018, 11:35 am

Why was your wife speeding???
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Re: Zero chance he was avoiding a deer

Postby OKkayak » May 15th, 2018, 11:45 am

Gixxer wrote:Why was your wife speeding???

What is the point of your post? What does it have to do with the outcome of the story? The OP admitted his wife was driving faster than the speed limit and mentioned that the accident vehicle was driving at even a higher rate of speed thus there may be more to the story than the article provided.
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Re: Zero chance he was avoiding a deer

Postby OKkayak » May 15th, 2018, 11:49 am

soupy wrote:And one shouldn't ever swerve to avoid hitting a deer. Usually does more harm than good.

If it is a moose swerve, but a deer take the hit and avoid a nastier accident.

This is very true, but human nature and reactions usually triumph over logic and a lot more quickly.
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Re: Zero chance he was avoiding a deer

Postby GordonH » May 15th, 2018, 11:51 am

First off there is a good chance of deer happening pretty well anywhere.
I been traveling that route since moving to Kelowna in mid to early 80s (not every day though) to visit family and friends. I admit I don't remember ever seeing any deer (Winfield to Vernon) in all of those trips to Thompson Shuswap.
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Re: Zero chance he was avoiding a deer

Postby Queen K » May 15th, 2018, 11:56 am

I also have traveled that bit of road and have never seen a deer.

But passing someone doing 120 already? Seen that plenty.
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Re: Zero chance he was avoiding a deer

Postby oscillate_wildly » May 15th, 2018, 12:21 pm

jasond_71 wrote:This guy passed my wife like she was standing still and she was doing 120kmh. I doubt he was avoiding a deer and that would be impossible. Lucky he didn't kill someone or himself.
https://www.castanet.net/edition/news-s ... htm#226306


If it's proven they were driving recklessly, it can void their insurance claim, especially since you didn't witness a deer being struck. Perhaps (if you already haven't), shouldn't the RCMP/ICBC be updated? We already deal with so many bogus claims as it is.

Also, hit the deer everytime. It ensures only the smart ones survive so that future generations won't be hit. ;)
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Re: Zero chance he was avoiding a deer

Postby Fancy » May 15th, 2018, 12:24 pm

oscillate_wildly wrote:Perhaps (if you already haven't), shouldn't the RCMP/ICBC be updated?

It wasn't mentioned the wife was a witness.

It's a possibility the driver of the welding truck saw the deer.
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Re: Zero chance he was avoiding a deer

Postby alanjh595 » May 15th, 2018, 1:04 pm

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Re: Zero chance he was avoiding a deer

Postby common_sense_guy » May 15th, 2018, 3:02 pm

GordonH wrote:First off there is a good chance of deer happening pretty well anywhere.
I been traveling that route since moving to Kelowna in mid to early 80s (not every day though) to visit family and friends. I admit I don't remember ever seeing any deer (Winfield to Vernon) in all of those trips to Thompson Shuswap.

You would be hard-pressed to find any deer moving around in this heat. They just don't. They move usually in the mornings and afternoons. I highly doubt there was a deer on the Busy Highway today.. I'm going to go on and agree with the gentleman who saw those people speeding like a bat out of hell
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Re: Zero chance he was avoiding a deer

Postby Fancy » May 15th, 2018, 4:24 pm

common_sense_guy wrote:You would be hard-pressed to find any deer moving around in this heat. They just don't. They move usually in the mornings and afternoons. I highly doubt there was a deer on the Busy Highway today.. I'm going to go on and agree with the gentleman who saw those people speeding like a bat out of hell

8:30 in the morning is not that late in the day.
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Re: Zero chance he was avoiding a deer

Postby jasond_71 » May 15th, 2018, 4:39 pm

Sorry forgot to mention my wife was a witness. She's the one who called 911.
Yes she was speeding, not arguing that but the other guy passed her like she was standing still. She witnessed no deer. Told the 911 operator the entire story.
I'm sure the guy said deer because he is an idiot who was excessive speeding and got in an accident and didn't want his insurance voided. I have driven that road a million time and have never seen a deer. It is a rare occurrence.
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