Teenager passes driving test despite killing deer during exam

Tom Lo passed with only two minors, despite killing the deer

Samuel Osborne
Thursday 21 April 2016 15:18
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Tom Lo, 17, passed his driving test with two minors
Tom Lo, 17, passed his driving test with two minors

A teenager hit and killed a deer during his driving test, but still passed with only two minor errors.

Tom Lo, 17, was driving around 40mph when the deer ran in front of his car near Fingringhoe, Essex.

Although he slammed on the emergency break, the deer was killed in the collision.

After the examiner checked the car for damage - only a cracked number plate - Mr Lo was allowed to continue the test.

He told the Evening Standard: “I had so many things going on inside my head. I thought have I failed my test? Has the deer died? It was crazy when it happened.”

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He added: “I was pleased to pass my test but I also killed a baby deer so I didn’t feel like celebrating.

"I was just happy because I had worked hard and it was important to me.”

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