Jeez that could have been very bad, one of those moments when it's just not your time to have an accident even though in the middle of it that seems an inevitability, a friend of mine had a similar experience but ended up hitting 2 deer, rolling the car, writing it off and 2 weeks in hospital with a broken leg, wrist, ribs and very many bruises.
Hope you changed your underwear and bought a lottery ticket afterwards.
I remember years ago a friend of mine (in a Austin Metro, so many years ago now...) was driving with me in the passenger seat when a massive adult and a much smaller (presumably infant) deer ran out in front. He just about had time to pick one to hit, and hit the baby. Did a ton of damage to the car. Killed the deer. Scared the crap out of our other mate who was asleep in the back
Great vid, a really good wake-up call on staying alert!
Years ago I finished a job at the Talisker distillery on Skye about midnight and drove home to Aberdeen. Passing Balmacara I came round a corner at about 65 to meet an adult stag standing stock still in the road staring at me while his womenfolk passed safely behind him. I'm glad I was wide awake, and doubly glad I wasn't in the snow like you were! Nice job.