One never quite knows what to do when there's an obstacle of some size in your path. I was driving a rental car once and came across a bag of cement in my path. Drive a wheel over it, drive so that it goes between the wheels, or swerve around it? I chose to put it between the wheels and the car received a big thud from underneath. No ill effects initially then several miles later the oil light came on in some tight corners. Checked the oil and was down 3 litres. The front crankshaft seal was leaking considerably.
Strange things can happen from impacts.