Okay first of all, as other people have mentioned, we're both assuming there even was a deer. It is the oldest excuse in the book, and we'll never know for sure. For the sake of our discussion we'll say there was.We look at animals as life, period, not as oh its a deer.Out eyes see a deer but our mind says life. How do you know That deer would have felt like nothing more than a speed-bump.You are assuming.That is why i said its up to the driver.To SWERVE OR NOT TO SWERVE..
Now, are you referring to what a deer would have felt in regard to my speed-bump comment ? Because what a deer would have felt I couldn't care less about. If I were to take a guess, getting hit by a 50,000+ LB semi probably would have been a quicker death than what I'll be having for supper tonight, but that's not my point. I'm talking about what the truck driver would have felt, and it's effect on the load. I'm sorry, but it's not a ridiculous assumption to think the deer would have felt like NOTHING hitting that truck. Do you think it would have cause nearly the damage that missing it did ? Not to mention THE RISK TO HUMANS AND ANIMALS !!! Ya know, if you're so concerned about the animals, maybe you should think about what 33,000 lbs of hydrofluoric acid would have done to the environment around that spill had the crash caused more than just a drip of the stuff.