EAGLE POINT, Ore. – An Oregon teenager was knocked unconscious by a deer while she was evacuating her high school for a fire drill.
The girl, Josie Lemley, was taken to the hospital with a concussion and some serious cuts and bruises. She had to get stitches for a head wound.
“I think I got hit in the face with a hoof,” Lemley said. “I still don't know how I don't have a broken bone from that."
Witnesses said the deer looked spooked when it ran into Lemley, possibly startled by the fire alarms at Eagle Point High School.
Students and staff rushed to help the girl. The deer was also hurt, likely with a broken leg.
The teen did get a concussion and some serious cuts and bruises.
“Well we were having a fire drill during school hours, and I made it halfway out there and next thing I know I was on the ground. I don't remember - I never saw any deer,” she said.
Lemley said this was a freak accident and she's glad to be walking away from it.