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Sad: Sienna driver killed upon highway deer impact

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RIP: a rideshare driver was killed on the Dulles Airport Access Road in Virginia when he struck a deer at night. Driver was declared dead at the scene, a passenger was hospitalized with unknown injuries. Vehicle was a 3rd gen Sienna.

Sadly, there's not a whole lot you can do when a small heavy object hits you without time to react. Coincidentally, almost 2 decades ago and about a mile away from this location, I struck a deer with a Miata. Got lucky as the deer struck the front bumper, then sailed over the top of the car.
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I always tell my teenage sons driving at night decreases your response time at least 100% because you see only half the distance (Even with modern LED lighting).

In reality it is much worse because our headlights (low beams) are only effective up to 500 ft. If you travel faster the reaction time is much less. LED seems safer but remember - bright lighting tends to obscure the dark areas your headlights do not shine upon (like the areas oncoming traffic come from).
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