Deer crashes through driver's window, lands in front seatPosted: Updated:
KILGORE, TX (KLTV) - A Kilgore woman is recovering from shock after a deer crashed through her windshield.
"It started like it was going to cross the road ... then it took off and ran toward the car. And the next thing I know it was in the car," says Alice Hunt.
Hunt was driving to work Thursday morning on FM 2276 when she spotted the deer near an intersection. She says she slowed down almost to stop but was surprised when the deer began to charge toward her car.
"I think it broke its neck. It bent the frame of the car," she says.
Hunt said her immediate reaction was to get out of the car as fast as possible.
A few years ago, she says her husband's uncle was killed when he hit a deer and the animal kicked around in the vehicle and broke his neck.
"So that's all I could think about, 'I gotta get out of here,' " she says.
Hunt's neighbor, Shannon Baton arrived shortly after the wreck.
"I was on my way home and she was just a woman in the middle of the road and I thought, 'Oh my god. Something's happened,' " Baton says.
Initially, she thought a tree had struck the car or fallen on a person.
"I thought I was about to see a badly injured person and I thought, 'What am I going to do? ' " she says.
Hunt's phone was in the car, underneath the deer so she used Baton's phone to call her husband. Highway Patrol was also called to the scene.
Hunt was uninjured but says she was shaken up.