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Skateboarding down a hill at high speed is no doubt fraught with many dangers. But it’s almost certain that the unfortunate boarder didn’t anticipate this particular hazard as he sped down a fire road at what is claimed to be 40 m.p.h.

It is 2012 Buffalo Bill DownHill. The daredevil is flung into the dirt at the side of the road at phenomenal speed after he is rammed by a deer galloping alongside the group of reckless riders.

It shows a gang of skateboarders, wearing safety helmets but little other protective equipment, as they speed down tree-lined a mountain road. With their heads tucked for aerodynamic efficiency, they hurtle down the highway, on a clear, sunny day. 

Despite the high velocity, all seem to be keeping steady balance, picking up speed as they race down the hill’s steady decline. That is until, seemingly from nowhere, a deer comes sprinting alongside and barges straight into one unlucky skateboarder.

Although he does his best to avoid the creature, then brace for the impact, he is sent tumbling off the road generating a cloud of dust.

According to the video’s uploader, the animal was okay after the smash. ‘The deer fled away after the accident and I am sure he wasn’t hurt,’ the uploader writes.