Charge! Terrifying moment a rhino smashed into tourists’ car in African safari park – in the world’s worst case of road rage
- The terrifying moment an angry rhino charged a vehicle full of frightened tourists has been captured on camera
- Alexandra Poier, 48, was sitting in a nearby car when the remarkable attack occurred in a national park in Namibia
- She described seeing the animal looking threatened and so it drove its horn deep into the side of the truck
This is the terrifying moment an angry rhino suffered a serious case of road rage – and charged straight into a group of tourists trapped inside a car.
Footage of the remarkable incident shows the animal first taking an unusual interest in the Toyota truck parked on a dusty road next to its grassland home.
But this interest quickly turns sinister when the rhino starts trotting towards the jeep – before breaking into a full sprint and ramming it as a group of horrified tourists cower inside.
The footage was taken in Etosha National Park in Namibia by Alexandra Poier, who was sitting inside a nearby car at the time.
The 48-year-old said the group of tourists inside the car escaped from the vehicle unhurt.
She said: ‘I think the rhino saw a threat and that is why he attacked. To be honest, I was quite scared because it could have been our car.
‘It happened very quickly and suddenly. After he went to the side of our car and we left quickly. The tour guide said this was a rare event.’
The black rhinoceros, which inhabits areas across southern and eastern Africa, is considered endangered and an unknown number of the animals live in the 8,600 sq m Etosha National Park.
Weighing up to 3,100lbs and with an ability to charge at 35mph, they are notorious for their aggression and willingness to run at any object that is unfamiliar.
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