Video: Deer sent flying through the air after being struck by police car - and survives
A police officer's reaction when he got something slightly bigger than a bug on his windscreen has been applauded.
The Kentucky-based officer captured the moment a deer dashed out on the road in front of his patrol car on his dashcam.
In the footage, the policeman can be seen applying the brakes but his car is still travelling at a considerable speed when it hits the animal.
The bewildered deer is sent flying through the air.
The video is being used as an example for motorists in how to react if a large animal runs in their path while driving.
Incredibly, the deer survived the impact and lived to dash another day.