Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Kudu looses against driver one lucky escape

Photos show a lucky escape for a car driver after driving into an African Antelope the Kudu

A reader wrote: While driving back from Knysna to Cape Town via Oudtshoorn, and about 40km from Oudtshoorn we came across a miracle, right after it happened. The man you see below was really able to ‘Dodge the bullet’.

The driver was proceeding from George towards Oudtshoorn and a KUDU suddenly sprang from the bush (afterwards we were able to find its tracks and the actual launch spot) and jumped right before the car. It was killed on impact.


 The lucky driver above and poor mangled Kudu below


 Not only did it hit his car, it smashed the windscreen, tore a section of the roof away and flew right through the car, blowing open the rear hatch


 The driver ducked instinctively as it happened and was able to avoid most of the carnage. He also held tightly onto the steering wheel, suffering only slight injury to his one hand and a whack to the face from the airbag. When he lifted his head he was on the gravel on the ‘wrong side of the road’ where he was able to stop the car without losing control.


 The KUDU went right through the windscreen, leaving an awful mess on the way. The impact blew the hatchback open as the KUDU left through the back of the car…


 Lucky there were no other passengers or they might have been hurt or covered in crap & guts


 The KUDU left some of his lunch in the boot.



One very lucky driver above