Pets & Animals

Watch: Deer jumps railing, collides with oncoming cyclist

Cyclist Silas Patlove was enjoying a quiet Sunday ride last weekend in the San Francisco Bay Area when an unexpected obstacle suddenly blocked his path — a deer. Out of nowhere, the animal jumped the rail and slammed right into Patlove, sending him crashing to the ground. Despite the ferocity of the impact, both Patlove and the deer are fine. 

And TODAY is no stranger to accidents like this. Our very own Matt Lauer has his own bicycle incident with a deer a few years ago.