CLEARWATER - A Clearwater woman says she is thankful to have suffered only minor injuries Monday afternoon after a buck struck the windshield of the pickup she was riding in.

Maria Martinez tells Antelope County News that she was a passenger in a pickup headed east from Clearwater on Highway 275 when the deer darted onto the highway.

Martinez said the deer jumped directly into the windshield.

She said she was the only one injured and sought brief medical attention at the emergency room due to the glass in her face.