Taxi Driver Hits Giraffe Causing Massive Accident in the Kruger National Park

SANParks reported on their Facebook page early on that a taxi driver hit a giraffe in while driving in the Kruger National Park making the giraffe fall on top of another car, and it seemed that the visitors in the car were severely injured,

A visitor had first posted about the accident asking for a medical response and an ambulance at the scene of the accident. 

The incident occurred on the H1-6 which is near the Mopani area 

This is a developing story, we will keep on updating as more information is made available. 

Update:

A mini-bus combi with 13 Day visitors, on their way to Letaba, was involved in an accident south of Mopani earlier today. 

2 occupants were treated for minor injuries and taken to hospital for observation. 

Indications are that a giraffe stepped into the road and the taxi could not avoid hitting it and the animal fell on top of a rental safari vehicle. 

The driver, a Swiss national, was seriously injured and the passenger suffered minor injuries. 

Medical personnel stabilized him at the scene before airlifting him to hospital. SAPS will be conducting investigations and circumstances that led to the accident. 

SANParks continues to warn visitors to the KNP to observe the speed limit and be careful on the roads.

-Isaac Phaahla, the spokesperson for SANparks released this statement

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