Ny Family Hurt When Deer Jumps Through Minivan

09.25.13 | Bob Price

A Plattsburgh area family was enjoying the fall foliage when a six-point buck flew through one side of their minivan and out the other, leaving them showered with glass and wondering what just happened. "If my daughter hadn't been lying down in the back seat she would have been killed," said Chris Perry of Chateaugay, near the Canadian border. Her husband, 61-year-old John Perry, and their 16-year-old daughter were treated at a Plattsburgh hospital for minor injuries and released after the accident.  Perry said her husband was driving about 45 or 50 mph on Route 374 in Ellenburg, not far from their home, when the deer ran into them.  Perry says the deer apparently leaped out of the woods and smashed through the rear windows on the driver's side, landed on the teen, and launched itself through the glass on the passenger side while the van was still moving. The animal did not survive.