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VIRAL: Cyclists struck by deer at Pocahontas State Park

CHESTERFIELD, VA (WWBT) -

Video of a cyclist getting struck by a deer in Chesterfield during a recent race is going viral.

The video was posted by Jeff Plassman on his YouTube page Monday. In just 48 hours it has picked up 40,000 views.

WATCH THE VIDEO ON YOUTUBE

The helmet-cam video starts with a pack of cyclists speeding through the trails at Pocahontas State Park as part of the Monster Cross and Mountain Bike race this past Sunday.

There's a slight gap between him and the rest of the pack and as they reach a clearing, when a deer comes out of nowhere to smash right into him.

Jeff, who posted the clip on his YouTube page, wrote that he broke a couple of spokes on his bike.

"I'm busted up a little bit, but I've had much worse injuries from biking. Crazy stuff," he commented.

Similar incidents have gone viral before. Video of a biker in South Africa went viral a couple years ago when he got leveled by a Red Hartebeest.

In both cases, we know the people were okay, but don't know how the animals fared.

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