Runner nearly loses ear in freak deer attack during 5K race
An Ohio woman is currently in recovery after being trampled on by a deer earlier this month during a 5K race. According to a report.
Rebecca Heasley competes in races for many years. She was almost done with the “Space Race”, Montville Township, on Oct. 1, when she got run over by a deer .
“I thought that I was hit by another runner who was just too close,” Heasley said to FOX 8. I saw blood on my hands, and realized that it was a bit more serious.
Deer hooves ripped open her neck, head, and ears. Due to being knocked to ground, she also sustained lacerations.
Aftermath photos of Rebecca Heasley, who was trampled by a deer while competing in Geauga Park District’s Space Race on Oct. 1, 2022.
“Honestly stayed calm through the whole thing,” she said. “I had a moment when my ear was not where it was supposed. But other than that, it felt more like if it’s going to freak me out, this is going be much worse than it actually is.” she said. “
Heasley was so far out on the running trail at Observatory Park that she decided to get up and walk to the finish line, where she could be assisted by emergency medics.
She has returned to work for Progessive Insurance from home this week, following surgery to reattach her ear and stitches to close the wound. She is a good person who acts in good faith and she didn’t deserve it,” her sister Melissa Clow stated on a GoFundMe page.
White-tailed deer bucks
Heasley says she won’t let what happened deter her from participating in future races.
“I’m not going to let it scare me from getting back out there because it can happen anywhere at this point,” Heasley said. It’s part of nature. It’s not something to be afraid of. “
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