Raging Elephant Attacks Car In Kruger Park Caught On Camera
Teacher describes horrifying moment rampaging elephant flipped car and gored her leg with tusk. Sarah Brooks tried to escape when the elephant attacked her vehicle in South Africa but she suffered painful injuries when her vehicle was flipped.
The teacher caught on video being attacked by a rampaging elephant as she drove through a South African National Park has described her horrifying ordeal.
The teacher, who works at the Sir John Gleed School in Spalding, Lincolnshire, and her South African fiancee Jans de Klerk, were attacked by the elephant in Kruger National Park.
The couple have now returned to England after Miss Brooks spent more than a week recovering from a pelvis fracture and stitches to her right leg after the elephant’s tusk pierced it.
The pair have received death threats since footage of the attack – which they say was heavily edited to make it look as if they drove towards the animal – went viral.
The 30-year-old science teacher told the Daily Mail she “completely freaked” as the elephant stormed towards them and in her panic was unable to find reverse in the hire car.
The couple then resorted to stopping, turning off the ignition and looking at the ground, but seconds later the elephant rammed into them.
Miss Brooks said: “The next thing I heard was Jans screaming at me: ‘Drive! Drive!’ “I somehow managed to turn the engine on, Jans found reverse, but just as I got it going, the elephant tipped us up.
“Then he crushed the undercarriage by ramming it with his head, and the key snapped out of the ignition. ‘I remember thinking, ‘We’re never going to be able to drive away now’ – and the next thing I knew we were rolling.
“At that moment, your life flashes through your head. I thought, ‘We’ve only been together a year-and-a-half, life’s good. Why now? Why the hell now? It just isn’t fair.’ I didn’t know if either of us would live.”