One night last June I hit a small bull elk on the highway in a Subaru Forester… wow does it happen fast. We got lucky and mostly just ran over it’s back legs. It ended up only cracking the bumper/windshield washer fluid reservoir and slightly bending a control arm which messed up the alignment. Even had access to a nearby walk-in cooler and it was the tastiest elk I’ve ever had! Your collision was much much worse looking!
I’m glad you are okay!
Wow! As a young buck, I worked a couple seasons at the Togwotee Mountain Lodge ('88-'89(?)) when it was privately owned.
We responded to a family in a Pontiac grand prix that slammed into a moose early am. Moose flew into the windshield and impacted against the driver (father) and passenger (son). Mother and daughter were in the back seat. Airlift, etc.
That hwy holds the full Rocky Mtn wildlife...
Glad you're ok! Airbags hurt like heck though saved many noggins.