This takes “just riding along” to new extremes. Evan van der Spuy of Team Jeep South Africa was just…riding…along in a race at Albert Falls Dam in KwaZulu Natal, South Africa, when he got blindsided by a red hartbeest. These large antelopes can weigh up to 330 pounds and stand almost five feet at the shoulders. Their top speed is around 40 mph…300 pounds at 40 mph, it’s no wonder van der Spuy’s helmet shattered and he ended up in the hospital, fortunately with nothing more than a stiff neck.
As for the hartbeest, it stood up, walked away, and was overheard telling his buddies, “I was just running along…”