If you’ve ever driven on a country road, you’ve probably had a close encounter with a deer, whether late at night or in broad daylight—and you also probably know that the experience can be pretty terrifying.
In a heart-stopping video that’s now going viral, a large white-tailed deer jumps across a busy street in Alexandria, Virginia right in front of a group of motorcyclists, almost causing a major crash.
In the clip, a leaping buck jumps directly between two cyclists, somehow without getting hit.
One of the men, though, is seen slamming on his brakes, swerving out of the way of the deer, ultimately going over the handlebars and onto the road. Thankfully he wasn’t seriously injured, but it was definitely a close call for both the man and deer.
Watch the full video below.
Ironically the group had just passed a deer-crossing sign right before the buck dashed out in front of them.
The group was participating in the Distinguished Gentlemans’ ride, a charity event for prostate cancer, and the man who crashed was luckily able to continue on with just a few minor scratches.