Road-crossing deer vaults over car on Michigan road

A Michigan State Police cruiser’s dashboard camera recorded a driver’s close call with a deer that managed to make a flying leap over the top of the vehicle.

The Michigan State Police Fifth District posted a video to Twitter showing footage from the dashboard camera of a trooper who was driving in the southwestern part of the state.

The video shows a group of deer suddenly cross the road, with one of the animals initially appearing to run directly toward the car in front of the trooper.

The deer leaps into the air and manages to land on the other side of the car to continue its dash across the road.

“Fall has arrived, with that comes the infamous increase of crossings,” police tweeted.