GOLDEN, Colo. - Video of a very unusual collision in Colorado over the weekend has gone viral.
It shows 17-year-old skateboarder Ryan Vitale running into a deer at about 40 miles an hour during a competition.
"I remember opening my eyes and being on top of a deer,” says Vitale. “And then I was pretty much in shock and so was the deer."
Vitale has been skateboarding for two years and says the deer just started running toward him.
"I knew I was going to hit it and I don't remember what I did but I tackled it to the ground. I was praying I didn't break anything."
Vitale says the deer broke his fall, leaving him with serious road rash and a sore body, but no broken bones.
"It's not like I'm going to stop doing it. I love it," says Vitale.
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