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Chicken That Crossed The Road Survives But Leaves Car Wrecked

Chicken That Crossed The Road Survives But Leaves Car Wrecked

A Chinese car that collided head-on with a chicken came out worst in the encounter.

The feathered road runner survived the encounter while the Japanese made car it collided with suffered a large hole in the bumper.

The accident happened near an industrial park in Xinfeng county in south China’s Jiangxi province. Driver Huang Lingyong, 31, was at the wheel doing around 70 mph when the bird brained pedestrian suddenly crossed the road in front of him.

"I braked because I am an animal lover and didn't want to harm the chicken," said Huang. "But it was too late. I heard a sickening thud and I thought the chicken had gone to meet his ancestors.

"I stopped the car, got out and walked around to the front. There was a hole in the bodywork and the chicken wedged inside. I thought it must be dead but then I heard a cluck-clucking and bent down to look closer. It was a little shaken up and its feathers all ruffled, but otherwise OK.

"It seemed to me to be a very good advert for the durability of chickens and a very bad one for the quality of the car that I was driving. I took some video with my phone and uploaded the pictures on to the web and I was not surprised when there was a lot of feedback from people who shared my opinion of the car."

Many Chinese people who saw his video took the opportunity to put the boot into the Japanese model. Long memories of atrocities committed by Japanese troops during their occupation of China in WW2 have made many Chinese extremely anti of all-things-Nippon.

However, the car dealer who sold the car said that the bumper was a cheap Chinese copy, and not an original part.

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