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St. Louis County woman struck by deer while standing in parking lot

Deer may look cute, but a St. Louis County woman had a painful encounter with one this morning in Ellisville.
(via Flickr/Ian Sane)
Deer may look cute, but a St. Louis County woman had a painful encounter with one this morning in Ellisville.

Here's a strange, and painful-sounding, story out of Ellisville this morning for you:

A 53-year-old St. Louis County woman is hospitalized with critical injuries after being struck in the head by a deer.

Authorities say the woman was standing in a service station parking lot in Ellisville when two deer ran through the lot. One of them ran into the woman, knocking her to the ground. The animal then bounded into an insurance company window.

The woman is hospitalized in critical but stable condition. Her name has not been released.