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Wild elephant flees injured after being struck by van

By The Nation

 

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RAYONG: -- A wild elephant struck by a van transporting junior students along a Rayong road Friday morning might have been severely injured. It’s being tracked in Khao Wong National Park.

 

Police said the accident occurred at 6am on Kong Din Road in Klaeng district’s Tambon Kong Din.

 

Driver Witthaya Suwannarat, 25, was taking the students to Triam Suksa Na Yai Arm School in Chanthaburi, where he’s also a teacher. 

 

He told police heavy rainfall obscured his view and he saw two elephants crossing the road too late to stop. He struck one of them in the hindquarters, briefly knocking it to its knees, but the animal rose again and fled into the adjacent national park.

 

Park chief Sophon Boonma said he would dispatch officials to track the elephant and attend to any injury.

 

Source: http://www.nationmultimedia.com/news/breakingnews/30315682

 
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Must have been raining pretty damn hard if you couldn't see an ELEPHANT in the road in front of you! 

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As usual not driving safely in the conditions. Feel sorry for the kids, the elephant too. 

 

How do you not see an elephant? 

 

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They must have been hiding in the trees lining the road and jumped out in front of the van at the last second.

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Reminds me of an old joke: 

Q - "Why do elephants paint their toenails red?"

A - "So they can hide in Cherry trees."

Q - "Ever see an elephant in a Cherry tree? - Works pretty good, doesn't it?" 

 

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36 minutes ago, steven100 said:

elephants tend to hide behind trees  ...

actually they tend to hide in cherry trees where they cannot be seen easily

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The Elephant and the Rain made me Do this,Magic Excuse,never the Drivers fault even if he is Driving to fast and not looking at the road.what a Laugh.

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