Kudu crashes through windscreen, lands on man's lap

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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.   
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