I was giving a mate a lift the other day in the countryside and I was doing about 70mph on a country road at night and a young dog ran out from the hedges on the left.
Because the dog was jet black i never seen it until it made contact with my car. The dog went under the car and out of the side under the drivers side skirt.
I slammed the breaks on as soon as it became visible and thought i did my best to stop hurting it as much as possible.
When i stopped I got out the car so fast and was sh***ing myself walking over to see if the dog was ok, which was my first concern. I wasnt even worried about my astra. Then a lady came out of her house and was shouting to see if we were ok and apologising saying shed left the gate open for only 2 minutes.
But i thought for sure id killed it at speeds like that and how it went under the car but when i went to see the dog it was running round her garden and looked perfect.
Now theres a crack on the bumper and a big chip, but surprisingly i dont care lol. I was just happy to see that it was ok, and to be honest it could have been a lot worse.
The thing that i find weird is that i had a micra before and this is the second dog ive hit and not killed since i passed my test 6months ago. I feel that i did quite well in both incidents as they couldnt have been prevented and my reactions cant be too bad since both dogs are alive and well today lol.
My luck is sh*t sometimes lol..
Sorry, this may be a pointless story to some but i just wanted to share my ordeal. Lol.