Three teens managed to survive a harrowing encounter with a deer on Logsden Road Sunday night. The young teen driver said he and two friends were driving along Logsden Road at milepost ten, when a deer suddenly appeared in front of them. The driver swerved to avoid hitting the animal, but in so doing sent the car over a steep embankment, rolling over and over down the hill through thick brush and trees until finally coming to rest on its top. The vehicle’s air bags deployed. And fortunately, the teens were wearing their seat belts.
The two males climbed up to the top of the embankment and contacted a nearby neighbor, who called 9-1-1. They said they were not injured but that a teen girl, still in the car, may be injured.
Just as fire/rescue units arrived on scene the girl had climbed up the embankment and appeared to be fine. No serious injuries.
Law enforcement always recommends that if you’re driving at night along rural Oregon roads, slow down. The speed limit is sometimes too fast when there are deer or elk in the area. Give yourself plenty of time to slow down or stop if an animal pops out from the brush or suddenly appears standing in the middle of the road.