We study the simplest model of a polyelectrolyte impinging upon a point, frictionless obstacle in the presence of a field. Using numerical simulation, we show that the wide range of impacts, ranging from direct impact forming a long-lived hairpin conformation, to glancing impacts where the chain slides off of the obstacle in short time, can be described universally. In strong field, the average collision time, 〈t
〉, and average distance traveled during collision, 〈z
〉, depend upon the impact and follow universal curves over a large range of molecular weights and field strengths. This result provides analytic formulas for the chain's mobility in an array of posts and yields insight into the effect of post spacing.