Ryan Vitale was competing in the Buffalo Bill Downhill skateboarding race in Golden, Colorado, on Saturday and flying downhill at 45 mph when he was unexpectedly taken out by a deer that came out of nowhere to crash into him.
According to Pete Thomas of GrindTV, Vitale was heading into a 180-degree turn called “The Gooch” when Bambi’s cousin emerged and ran into the skateboarder. Both somehow were unharmed.
“I didn’t know it was coming at me. It just all happened really fast,” Vitale told 7NEWS reporter Jaclyn Allen.
Vitale is a 17-year-old high school junior from Salt Lake City. Who figured this is how he’d end up famous?
Easily our best outdoor person taken out by wildlife since this video.Google+
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