Deer crash by way of the windshield of the varsity bus and land on the scholar within the video
A Virginia High School student got a rude awakening on the way to school thanks to a deer who had a rough morning of his own.
The student was surprised that a shocked deer jumped through the windshield of the bus he was riding in – an incident that was captured on video.
“What a way to start the morning!” Powhatan County, Virginia, posted the video of the incident on Facebook. “Kudos to this bus driver who stayed calm and protected our children.”
The wild scene happened on a school bus on the way to Powhatan High School, WTVR-TV reported in Virginia. The video shows the deer crashing through the windshield and landing on what appeared to be a sleeping student who was identified by television as 15-year-old Brendan Martin.
The deer scurries around a little while the bus driver slows down. The bus driver then opens the door and the deer escapes.
“I was really confused because I was trying to sleep and woke up with something on my back,” Martin told WTVR-TV through a windshield and then land. “
No one was injured in the incident, the Richmond Times-Dispatch reported.
Brian Bartlett, interim transportation director for Powhatan County Public Schools, praised the bus driver for keeping the students safe on the bus in an interview with the Times Dispatch.
“He did very well. He was able to get the bus to the side of the road safely, turned on the four ways while the bus was moving, and did all of this while the deer was still on the floor of the bus, kicking around, ”Bartlett told the newspaper.