Cars colliding with deer, elk or other animals are a common occurrence in Colorado and several other states around the country. But when you hit one, it happens so fast that you never really get a good idea what it's like, until now.

The dash-cam of a police car in Kenton County, Kentucky caught this incredible video of the police cruiser hitting a buck who suddenly decided to cross the road, sending the animal somersaulting across the hood and onto the side of the road.

Neither the deer nor the policeman inside the car received significant injuries, but this isn't always the case. It's just as likely the deer could have come crashing into the windshield.

According to the Colorado Department of Transportation, there are an average of 2,000 to 4,000 automobile collisions with animals in the state every year and those numbers only account for collisions reported to law enforcement.

The Kenton County Police Department released the video on their Facebook page using it as a way of informing motorists what to do in a similar situation. Colorado drivers should pay attention to what they have to say, it may save you from serious injury.