During the late summer and fall deer and elk are on their feet more which makes them more susceptible to vehicle crashes. So please be on the look out for these animals and be careful while driving.
The Deer Trail Volunteer Fire Department posted the following to Facebook. It shows just how much damage an elk can do. The occupants were very lucky not to be hurt.
Saturday night we responded to an MVA on the interstate at mile marker 329. At about 10:30 that night the passengers in this vehicle came across a rare occasion in eastern Colorado, a bull elk was crossing the road in front of them and they didn’t have any time to react. Fortunately, the passengers are ok with only minor injuries.
So keep your head on a swivel and be safe out there.