Driver crashes his car into a house because a chicken crossed the road 

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Driver crashes his car into a house because a chicken crossed the road

  • A man crashed his Ford  into a house to avoid hitting a chicken in South Africa 
  • He first said that he was avoiding a child and then said it was a dog or a chicken 
  • No one in the house was injured and those in the car only had moderate injuries 

Why did the chicken cross the road? To cause a serious car crash!

The driver veered off the street to avoid the bird before his vehicle plunged down an embankment and slammed into a house in the South African town of Verulam, near Durban. 

The 41-year-old motorist originally told police he had been trying to avoid hitting a child who ran across the road but then later said it may have been a dog or a chicken. 

A 41-year-old driver crashed his Ford Focus into a house in the South African town Verulam, near Durban, ‘to avoid hitting a chicken’

He said he lost control of his car, drove through the property’s outside wall and went straight into the house. 

Although the white Ford Focus was wrecked no one who was in the house during the crash was injured, local media News24 reported. 

The driver and his 19-year-old passenger had moderate injuries which were treated on the scene before they were taken to hospital in an ambulance.  

The man first said he was trying to avoid hitting a child but later changed it to 'a dog or a chicken'

The man first said he was trying to avoid hitting a child but later changed it to ‘a dog or a chicken’

The annual cost to the economy of road accidents on South African roads is estimated to be over R164-billion (just over £7 billion), according to a 2018 World Health Organisation report on road safety. 

The report estimated that in 2016 there were 14,507 road fatalities, ranking it as a country with one of the highest road death rates. 

In December the country’s road fatalities is usually higher than both the whole of Africa’s averages and the world’s averages for the same month.

In that month South Africa has a higher road death toll than most of the countries surveyed have annually.   

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