Skateboarder collides with deer

Ryan Vitale ran into animal in downhill practice run in Golden, Colo.

Updated: October 2, 2012, 4:26 PM ET
By Colin Bane | ESPN.com

Video footage of longboarder Ryan Vitale colliding with a deer during practice runs at this weekend's appropriately named Buffalo Bill Downhill Bloodspill in Golden, Colo., went viral Monday, partly because of the incredible footage of the crash itself and partly because of the dramatic reaction of Mike Paproski, a local skater who happened to be wearing a GoPro camera on his helmet as he narrowly averted the mayhem unfolding in front of him.

Both Vitale and the deer were ...

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