Terrifying moment deer bounds into group of cyclists taking
Terrifying moment deer bounds into group of cyclists in the US taking one down so hard he smashes onto the tarmac
- Clip captures moment a deer appeared during charity cycle ride in New Jersey
- It bounded across the highway, knocking into a rider and sending him tumbling
- Fortunately both the rider and the deer were not seriously harmed in the crash
- The cyclist was able to continue the ride for Auto Immune Disease awareness
This is the terrifying moment a cyclist was taken out by a deer after the animal launched itself at group of bikers on a charity ride.
The clip captures the moment the deer springs across the road out of nowhere, sending the cyclist tumbling onto the tarmac.
Meanwhile the deer flips over as it flies through the air before crashing into a nearby field on the other side of the road.
The Wise Choice Cycling Club were on a charity ride for Auto Immune Disease awareness in Lumberton, New Jersey, when the unfortunate incident happened.
The clip captures the moment the deer springs across the road out of nowhere, sending the cyclist tumbling onto the tarmac
The deer launches itself in front of one of the riders taking part in the charity ride in New Jersey
The deer is seen in mid-air, while the cyclist loses control of his bike and starts falling to the tarmac
Jetta32696, who captured the footage on Sunday 12th September, said: ‘During the Wise Choice Cycling Club’s Auto Immune Disease Awareness Ride today, one of the riders had an unfortunate incident involving a deer.
‘The rider was able to complete the ride as this happened about 3 miles into the 26 mile ride for the day.
‘The deer also walked away from the incident unharmed.’
The video begins and a few of the riders in the pack immediately spot the danger and shout ‘Deer!’ ‘Deer!’
Some of them hit their brakes but there is no time to react as the deer is bounding at break-neck speed.
The young male deer attempts to jump over the entire group but clips the front wheel of one of the cyclists who is sent tumbling to the ground.
The animal is seen in the air as the cyclist continues his fall to the ground
The deer flips over as it flies through the air before crashing into a nearby field on the other side of the road
The man falls onto his arm and his head snaps back. Thankfully he is wearing a helmet which appears to make brief contact with the asphalt.
Many people commented how fortunate he was to be wearing a helmet.
Lukasz Pawlowski said: ‘Good example of how a helmet can save you from hitting the ground with the back of your head. A potentially very dangerous hit.
Whilst Joseph C added: ‘I’m glad he was wearing a helmet. Absolute life saver.’
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