This kinda sounds like "The Tree Just Jumped Out In Front Of Me" story!
I damn near wrecked dad's new chevy truck when I was a teen trying to avoid a possum that couldn't make up his mind which side of the road he wanted to be. Landed me in the ditch and it took my Jeep to pull it out.
I decided that night that I'm not going to try to avoid any more animals that get in the road and are too stupid to get out of the way of an oncoming vehicle. I won't aim for them, mind you. I will try to steer gently around them, but I'm not going to upset the traction of the car and risk a wreck or blown tire to avoid an animal.
Guess that's why I hit so many deer! (but then I purposely aim for those critters! LOL)