Maegen Quiett told Oregon's FOX 12 he hit the poor pavo cristatus while on her way to meet her daughter at a local convenience store.
“All the sudden this peacock comes right out in front of me,” she told FOX 12. “I was freaking out a little bit. It’s a peacock, they are beautiful birds and I just hit one with my truck.”
An Oregon woman said she hit a peacock while driving 50 mph on Highway 224. (Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office)
Quiett said she pulled over about 4 miles from the Barton store and asked a group of motorcyclists for help.
A video shows the peacock wriggling free while a deputy from the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office tried to calm the bird. Remarkably, the peacock walked away unharmed – only a few feathers lighter.
“Glad to say the #peacock walked away from this encounter and appeared uninjured,” the sheriff’s office wrote in a Twitter message.
Sgt. Marcus Mendoza, an agency spokesman quoted by the Oregonian, said the deputy who was calming the bird will follow up with a nearby property which has peacocks.