I cannot believe this didn’t happen in America.
On Sunday morning, a group of hunters were on the prowl in northern France when one member of their party took aim at a wild boar. The bullet hit the boar, then rebounded off the beast and flew for over a mile, striking a person driving by in the head and killing him, The Local reports.
Guy Harlé d’Ophove, president of the local hunters’ federation and possessor of the most French looking name ever, spoke to Europe 1 radio to say the bullet had ricocheted off the boar “at almost a right angle. In terms of probability, it’s very unlikely.” Or at least that’s what Google Translate says.
French newspaper Le Parisien reports that 68-year-old shooter is “experienced,” and investigators remain mystified at how such an accident could occur.
The local prosecutor said that everything “needs to be clarified,” and the results of the autopsy should be released today.
But more importantly, what if the French steal our title of most ridiculous fatal accidents from guns?!