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Driver narrowly misses crashing into road-running emu

By Ben Hooper Contact the Author   |   March 17, 2016 at 1:28 PM

ADELAIDE, Australia, March 17 (UPI) -- An Australian man driving down a long stretch of open road had a near-miss with an emu that ran up an embankment and into the road just as he was going by.

Matt Doyle posted a video to the Dash Cam Owners Australia group on Facebook showing a clip of his dashboard camera footage from a recent long-distance drive from Brisbane to Adelaide.

The clip shows an emu run up an embankment and into the road, narrowly avoiding a collision with the car.

The rear-view camera recorded the emu falling from the apparent course-correction it took to avoid disaster before running away.

"Not sure who got more of a fright; the emu, myself or my partner?" Doyle wrote of the encounter.

Driving down from Brisbane to Adelaide. Not sure who got more of a fright; the emu, myself or my partner? Emu does get back up and runs off. South Australia - Matt

Posted by Matt Doyle on Monday, March 14, 2016
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