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The mountain biker in this video above was not so lucky.
According to the YouTube link, Evan van der Spuy of Team Jeep South Africa was racing at Albert Falls Dam when a huge red hartebeest -- a type of antelope -- literally bowled him over. His teammate just happened to be riding behind him with a video camera on his handlebars.
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Commentary on the accident by the news site RightThisMinute explains that these animals weigh an average of 330 pounds. They can run as fast as 40 miles per hour. Luckily, van der Spuy walked away with just a bit of whiplash.
The crash is painful to watch, and the rider's moans are painful to listen to. But the video offers some important public health messages: Always wear a helmet on your bike. And when you're out biking, running or hiking, keep an eye out for wild animals. They really are wild.