Police in America have released dashcam footage of the moment a deer tried to jump into the vehicle that had just crashed into it.
The video comes from a New Jersey Patrolman, who was driving along a rural road behind a 4x4. After crossing train tracks, the vehicle hits a deer and pulls over to the side of the road.
Realising what's just happened, the police officer turns on his car's blue lights to deal with the incident. However, as he approaches the vehicle, the driver's door opens and the startled deer runs straight for it.
The driver, Ellen Sager, managed to fight off the panicked animal by kicking out at its chest. She told the officer she'd wanted to check if it was hurt.
While Sager escaped the incident unhurt, the deer sadly died from its injuries.