Originally Posted by 1slosvt
Looks great!!! Now let's hear about what happened to the old one.
I had cruise control on @ 75 MPH, and a large buck mule deer (~ 350 lbs) leapt from a deep center median, making impact in the left front of the 2012 GC Overland I was driving. The main impact was to the engine compartment, with the radiator pushed into the engine block, the front hood latch was broken thus the hood came straight up into the windshield at 75 MPH, breaking the windshield and denting the top roof. I was able to pull over in heavy traffic on I-76 near Sterling, Colorado - and pretty much all the fluids were leaking, so shut off the engine. Two Colorado Dept. of Transportation employees witnessed this - and were about a quarter mile away. Luckily they dragged the deer carcass from the middle of the interstate, and all the Jeep parts, so traffic could continue. It was a little hairy there for a while.
It was a long process with the insurance company who eventually totaled my old MY12 GC Overland. I had done a bunch of mods so that was the sad part - but I was reimbursed pretty handsomely and found the 2014 Grand Cherokee Overland, with ORA-II and adv. tech packages.
Colorado State Patrol said if I hadn't been in the Jeep, I most likely would have been dead or seriously injured. I ended up with a femoral nerve contusion (painful!) and still going through some therapy for that, but it is much better than a month ago.
Here is one pic of the damaged Jeep after deer collision (I never even saw the damned deer!):
Before being damaged by deer: