A 41-year-old driver lost control of his car and slammed into a house after a chicken crossed the road.
The motorist said he tried to avoid the chicken before his car crashed into a house in the town of Verulam, near Durban in South Africa.
The Reaction Unit South Africa (RUSA) Verulam operations center reportedly received several calls reporting the crash. Officers found a white Ford Focus crashed into a house.
The driver initially said that he had been trying to avoid a child who crossed the street but later said that it may have been a chicken. He then lost control of his car and it fell to an embankment, crashing straight into a house.
According to local media News24, the car was damaged but no one was in the house during the incident.
The motorist and his passenger, 19, had minor injuries and were taken to a hospital.
A 2018 World Health Organization report on road safety cited that the annual cost to the economy of road accidents on South African roads is around R164-billion (more than $9 billion).
“Road traffic injuries are now the leading killer of people aged 5-29 years. The burden is disproportionately borne by pedestrians, cyclists and motorcyclists, in particular those living in developing countries,” the report said.
“The report suggests that the price paid for mobility is too high, especially because proven measures exist. Drastic action is needed to put these measures in place to meet any future global target that might be set and save lives.”
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