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A cyclist was seriously injured when he was struck by a light motor vehicle swerving to avoid a Guinea Fowl on Parys Road near Potchefstroom in the North West Province this morning.

 

The cause of the accident and the series of events leading up to it at this point remain uncertain and will form the subject of a South African Police Force investigation.

 

Common cause information indicates that the nineteen-year-old man was struck by the car which had swerved to avoid a Guinea Fowl in the carriageway. The force of impact saw the rider flung from his bicycle.

 

He was in a serious condition when Netcare911 Paramedics arrived at the scene. He was treated and stabilised at the roadside and transported by ambulance to the Potchefstroom General State Hospital for further medical care.

 

The driver of the car was visibly shaken and was counselled by a chaplain before being transported by ambulance to a private medical facility in Potchefstroom.

 

The Guinea Fowl fled the scene.

 

- From Netcare 911

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Those space chickens, as I call them, are all around Durbanville as well.

 

What an unintended accident.

Recover well, rider.

 

:blink:

 

Reminds of the Tour de France media car that avoids a tree and flings Hoogerland and Flecha!

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When I use to ride horses guinea fowl were a pain in the ass, they would wait until the last possible nano-second before flying off and screeching their heads off. Horses just love it!

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What a sad story! Hope the rider makes a full recovery.

 

Swerving at speed in a car is never a good idea - if you don't swerve into something or someone else (in this case the rider) you risk losing control of the car... if not both. If traveling at speed rather hit the Guinea Fowl than swerve, you can always replace a broken headlight!

 

The Guinea Fowl should be charged with leaving the scene of an accident :blink:

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Wow I hope he is ok. Guinea fowl generally are very quick and it is highly unlikely you will hit one.

 

How much damage would a Guinea Fowl do to a car!

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The Guinea Fowl should be charged with leaving the scene of an accident :blink:

 

Maybe the bird can be tracked if some feathers were left at the scene.

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How much damage would a Guinea Fowl do to a car!

 

A fair bit, saw a guy hit one before (on a main tar road so he must have been going 100km/h+) and it smashed the front bumper where it impacted. Then again cars are nothing but plastic these days.

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Maybe the bird can be tracked if some feathers were left at the scene.

I'm sure Horatio Caine and his CSI team could make short work of such a trace :D

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How much damage would a Guinea Fowl do to a car!

 

Will do some serious damage to the front end and if it hits the windscreen will prob end up in your lap.Recently a hornbill(Herbie)decided I need a new windscreen

Trouble is they give you such a fright that you swerve without thinking :unsure:

 

Happy New Year Barry :thumbup:

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Wow I hope he is ok. Guinea fowl generally are very quick and it is highly unlikely you will hit one.

 

I was in a Mazda 626 that hit a Guinea Fowl. Tore the whole headlights from the mudguard, crumpled the mudguard and shattered the window right in front of me on the passenger side. The damage was verrrry scary!

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Will do some serious damage to the front end and if it hits the windscreen will prob end up in your lap.Recently a hornbill(Herbie)decided I need a new windscreen

Trouble is they give you such a fright that you swerve without thinking :unsure:

 

Happy New Year Barry :thumbup:

 

I hit an owl at ORT many moons ago. Got a huge fright, but it only cracked the windscreen.

 

Hope 2012 is good to ya, mate! :thumbup:

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How much damage would a Guinea Fowl do to a car!

 

When I was a kid, we hit one in the family Fiat. Clipped the top right of the windscreen. Not so much as a scratch on the car. 1x dead bird though.

 

Reckon if you were travelling fast enough, and a square hit from the bird would break the windscreen.

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