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Oh, Deer!Oh, Deer!
Oh, Deer!

The photos reveal the scrapes where the rider’s helmet struck the asphalt and road rash to the rider’s right wrist, the bottom left photo reveal some of the damage to his prized motorcycle as well as the unfortunate deer, which made it to the tall grass just beyond the side of the road before succumbing to its injuries. (Courtesy photos by Maj. Jason Ross)
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Posted: 10/31/2014

Oh, Deer!Oh, Deer!
Oh, Deer!

The road tells part of the story. The skid marks and scuffs on County Road 85 in Autauga County, Ala., show the results of a May 7 motorcycle-deer collision. (Courtesy photo by Maj. Jason Ross)
Oh, Deer!


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Oh, Deer!Oh, Deer!
Oh, Deer!

Because of his protective equipment and training, Ross survived. He is now the commander of the 35th Maintenance Squadron at Misawa AB, Japan. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Tiffany J. DeNault/ Released)
Oh, Deer!


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Oh, Deer!Oh, Deer!
Oh, Deer!

A happy Maj. Jason Ross stands in front of his brand new Harley Davidson Road King in July 2013. Little did he know the motorcycle would be totaled less than a year later while he was attending Air Command and Staff College at Maxwell AFB, Ala. (Courtesy photo by Maj. Jason Ross)
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Oh, Deer!Oh, Deer!
Oh, Deer!

Using Google Earth, this map shows County Road 85, where Ross’s motorcycle struck the deer and where he, the motorcycle and the deer ended up. In the major’s case, that meant he rolled about 278 feet from the point of impact. (Info Graphic by David Stack)
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Posted: 10/31/2014

Nearly 'Re-tired'Nearly 'Re-tired'
Nearly 'Re-tired'

A tire blowout that caused a two-ton minivan to veer into her path on Highway 90 near Knippa, Texas, Jan. 2, nearly cost 1st Lt. Laura Jones her life. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jimmie D. Pike/ Released)
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Posted: 10/31/2014

Man on WireMan on Wire
Man on Wire

A double amputee, retired Capt. David Berling, a 56th Contracting Squadron contract specialist at Luke AFB, Ariz., lost his legs in a 2007 plane crash. Photos include the aircraft wreckage and Berling still in a coma eight days after the mishap. (Crash photo by Brad Graverson and coma photo by David Berling)
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Posted: 10/31/2014

Barking up the wrong treeBarking up the wrong tree
Barking up the wrong tree

Hunter stays more grounded these days. He is a civil engineer project manager at Goodfellow AFB, Texas, and a member of the Air Force’s 2014 Airman-to-Airman (A2A) Safety Advisory Council. He can be reached at stephen.hunter.8@us.af.mil. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Sarayuth Pinthong/ Released)
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Barking up the wrong treeBarking up the wrong tree
Barking up the wrong tree

Second Lt. Stephen Hunter is no longer a “social” climber. He learned his lesson after getting drunk, falling from a tree and breaking 25 bones, including 20 in his back. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Sarayuth Pinthong/ Released)
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Barking up the wrong treeBarking up the wrong tree
Barking up the wrong tree

Hunter got all-too-familiar with his wheelchair. Wearing a back brace, casts on both arms and brackets on his right leg, he spent the entire summer confined to his electric ride. (courtesy of Second Lt. Hunter)
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Barking up the wrong treeBarking up the wrong tree
Barking up the wrong tree

His leg, still swollen and stitched after surgery, will continue to give him problems as he ages. Doctors have said arthritis will undoubtedly be in his future. (courtesy of Second Lt. Hunter)
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Barking up the wrong treeBarking up the wrong tree
Barking up the wrong tree

X-rays help tell the tale. Hunter fractured his left wrist, driving the broken bone into his carpal tunnel. His right femur snapped in half, and a metal plate still holds the bone together. (courtesy of Second Lt. Hunter)
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