With all the recent talk of gun control, it’s hard to make sense of this recent freak accident, which kill a man one mile away after the bullet ricocheted off a boar.
According to The Local and French media reports, hunters in the Oise department of northern France claim that while out tracking wild boar, one of their party aimed a shot, but the bullet flew off the animal at an “unlikely angle,” before travelling across the fields and striking the passing motorist in the head.
It’s also being reported that the victim’s wife, who was with him in the car when he was shot, managed to take control of the vehicle and narrowly avoided a line of trees before ending up in a nearby field.
Guy Harlé d’Ophove, president of the local hunters’ federation, says of he incident, “It’s unheard-of … The bullet rebounded [off the boar] at almost a right angle. In terms of probability, it’s very unlikely.”
The police in France haven’t called the hunting party a group of liars yet but the local prosecution said that “everything remains to be clarified.” While the alleged shooter is described as an “experienced and level-headed” hunter, everything is still being investigated for clarification.
Think twice about planning your next hunting trip, folks.