Yep. They sit on the side of the road for what seems like two weeks, then bounces out to the middle, turns back, then finally runs to the other side like there's not tomorrow. Well, there is no tomorrow for it because it gets hit by the FLIPPING CAR!!
Yeeeeeaaaaahhh...I think there's a logic though. Because the poke holds the potential to answer the question - depending on how much it hurts you can begin to make assumptions about how long ago it happened and/or how bad the accident was that you had somehow missed until now.