I was driving home from work yesterday when a coyote shot out right in front of my car. I was able to tap the brakes and swerve a little which was just enough to not hit it. I am pretty sure its tail did brush the front of the car.
One thing I did notice that its tail was quite bushy. Also it looked scared ;-) I figure it weighted about 60 lbs.
This was almost the same place where a mountain lion ran out in fron of my car earlier this year.