Toledo Police Chief David Enyeart hits a deer while riding his Harley to work – takes detour to the hospital. Deer not so lucky.
Toledo Police Chief David Enyeart says he had just turned west from Olalla Road onto Highway 20 on his way to work when a deer jumped out of the woods right in front of him. Chief Enyeart said he got up to around 45 miles an hour when suddenly he saw lots of brown and then he was tumbling, and tumbling and tumbling.
Chief Enyeart said he was relieved to find that he had come to rest outside the fog line and that he could move both arms and legs. Several motorists stopped to help, most of them telling him “don’t move!” a command he is used to giving, but in this case only too willing to oblige.
Enyeart was checked out by paramedics and was transported to PCH in Newport where he was found to have survived a life threatening ordeal with no serious injuries – some road rash and a dented Harley. The deer didn’t fare so well. It was dispatched after being determined to be mortally injured.
Enyeart says his helmet, riding gear and bullet proof vest probably contributed to his lack of injuries. He said he’ll be back to work tomorrow with whatever aches and pains survive the night.