Kudu crashes through windscreen, lands on man's lap

2014-03-06 09:25
Video

Kudu jumps over car to escape lion

2013-10-11 09:08

Take a look at this antelope's incredible leap to escape the predator hot on its heels. WATCH

Pretoria – A man from Hartbeespoort is very lucky to be alive after a large antelope leaped in front of his car, crashed through the windscreen and landed on his lap.  

Die Burger reports that Gary Craye (67) had taken the R512 on his way from Johannesburg to Hartbeespoort on Tuesday afternoon when a kudu appeared out of nowhere and jumped in front of his car.

He told the paper that he had no recollection of what happened next.

His car, however, swerved into oncoming traffic and hit Steve Anderson’s, who had seen the entire incident play off in ‘slow motion.’

Anderson, who didn’t suffer any injuries, rushed over to Craye’s Ford Fiesta to help him out of the wreck and found him unconscious with the dead animal on his lap.  

He was taken to the Brits hospital where he was treated for his injuries: a broken nose, cheekbone and a sore eye.    

Check out Die Burger's website for some intense pics of the accident. 

Tip for road trips in areas with wild antelope:

While this incident happened in broad daylight, motorists should note that antelope are especially skittish at night, due to blinding headlights.  

Antelope may run alongside the vehicle and criss-cross in front of it for kilometers on end. In these cases motorists are advised to avoid coming to a sudden stop, as this may lead to a collision. Instead, keep driving at a steady pace and keep your eyes on the animal, either till it heads off into the bushes again or it allows enough space for the driver to slow down and come to a stop.   

Read more on:    travel  |  travel south africa
NEXT ON NEWS24X

SHARE:

Read News24’s Comments Policy

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
1 comment
Add your comment
Comment 0 characters remaining
 

Inside Travel

 
/Fashion
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.
 
English
Afrikaans
isiZulu

Hello 

Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.


Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Settings

Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.








Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.