mamahazard t1_ja45c1w wrote

I had a similar situation on a blind curve, followed by a straight stretch of road. I was going 55mph. Dog jumped out in front of me as soon as that curve turned into the straight stretch. I swerved to avoid it. It did the same thing. I ran over its spine.

I don't know how much I had slowed down by that time, but it was not safe to take an injured dog in the vehicle with my baby in the backseat. I haven't seen that dog since, so I imagined it died a few days later. Car was fine and so was baby.

Swerving to avoid animals can be just as dangerous as going straight, if not more dangerous.