The dangers that wandering wildlife pose to grey nomads has again been graphically illustrated by a horror accident near Kalbarri in Western Australia.
A man in his 50s was lucky to escape without serious injury when his rig rolled after he swerved to avoid hitting a goat on the North West Coastal Highway.
The 4WD and caravan both toppled over after the driver veered onto the gravel verge and lost control.
Kalbarri police said the 4WD and caravan were badly damaged while the driver suffered only minor bruising … and they had this warning for grey nomads and other travellers.
“If you see wildlife on the road, please don’t swerve!” said a spokesperson. “This motorist escaped with minor injuries only.”
The West Australian newspaper reports that the accident happened on Saturday. The man was held in hospital overnight for observation but was discharged on Sunday morning.
The goat is believed to have escaped without injury.