The buck did not stop here.
Amid a series of profanities, passengers can be heard asking, “What the hell?” and wondering aloud what had just happened.
No one was hurt, assistant superintendent Larry Johns told the Richmond Times-Dispatch newspaper, and the deer appeared to be OK as well, sprinting away across a nearby field.
The driver had avoided hitting a different dear moments before the crash, a local official told the newspaper, but the second one leapt out and surprised him.
“The deer jumped up at about the time the bus hit it,” he told the paper.