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Road Hogs

Kathryn Quinn

Eleven road hogs paid for blocking the road with their lives after a Swiss motorist ploughed into the middle of a family of wild pigs.

Mercedes driver Lucas Drechsler, 42, was heading between Kimmelsbach and Stoeckach in Germany when the drove of wild pigs suddenly ran onto the road and into his headlights.

A police spokesman said: "He was not speeding but had no opportunity at all to avoid the pigs. Eleven were killed over a 100 metre stretch and there may well have been others that were injured but they didn't wait around for treatment. Two of the dead pigs were still under the car when it was towed away."

The driver was treated for shock but was otherwise unhurt – but police said that the car that had amazingly remained on the road despite the collision was a complete write-off. It was taken directly to a scrapyard after the accident that happened at six o'clock in the morning.

Police said that they had to get in fireman to hose down the street and a special Hunter been set up to track down and deal with any animals that might have been too badly injured and that would need to be humanely put down.

Local Hunter Stefan Schmitz said: "I have never seen an accident like this before – it was really shocking. Pigs don't usually use the road and prefer to remain in hiding – it's a mystery what they were all doing there at this time in the morning."




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