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12/17/2014 01:03 am ET Updated Dec 17, 2014

Bicyclist Hits Deer In Sausalito, Calif.

A bicyclist in California had a scary moment when he slammed into a deer that suddenly ran into the road in Sausalito.

"Although I don't remember it, I landed on my back, and hit the back of my Giro helmet, which probably saved me from serious brain injury," bicyclist Silas Patlove wrote in the YouTube description. "Although I had a mild concussion with a bit of memory loss around the event, I am very grateful to have escaped feeling only a little banged up."

Patlove said he doesn't know the condition of the deer.

Deer collisions can lead to serious injuries and even fatalities. BikeSafer offers some tips for minimizing the risk, with the best strategy being constant vigilance. And, as Patlove wrote, be sure to wear a helmet.

(h/t KRON 4 News)

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