Viral Video: Skateboarder Crashes into Deer at High Speed

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An unexpected contender in a downhill skateboard competition this Saturday threw one competitor off his game-and off the road.

Racer Ryan Vitale was zooming down the Buffalo Bill Downhill course in Golden, CO when a deer dashed across the road and into his path, reports the New York Daily News. The two collided and tumbled to the roadside in a cloud of dust.

"I remember opening my eyes and being on top of a deer," Vitale told KCNC/CNN. "And then I was pretty much in shock and so was the deer."

Neither Vitale nor the deer were seriously injured, however, and fellow racer Mike Paproski captured the collision with a helmet camera. The video has since gone viral on YouTube.