Swiss man hurt in Kruger Park crash with giraffe still in critical condition

“Indications are that a giraffe stepped into the road and the taxi could not avoid hitting it. The animal fell on top of a rental safari vehicle,” said SANParks.

“The driver, a Swiss national, was seriously injured and the passenger [in the safari vehicle] suffered minor injuries. Medical personnel stabilised him at the scene before airlifting him to hospital.”

The other two injured people were in the taxi. They suffered minor injuries.

Phaahla said police, who were on the scene, would conduct an investigation into what led to the accident.

SANParks continues to warn visitors to the KNP to observe the speed limit and be careful on the roads,” he added.