A motorist traveling through the Oise department in France died Sunday after receiving a bullet in the head. His death was the result of an incredible accident. According to French news sources on Jan. 30, hunters were tracking a wild boar when one of them took a shot at the animal and the bullet ricocheted off the boar, hitting the passing motorist in the head.
When police arrived and investigated the scene, investigators could not understand how such an accident could happen. "Everything is still to be clarified," stressed the prosecutor.
Throughout the day investigators carefully scrutinized the ground in search of a projectile, which would be a clue that might explain the tragedy.
According to preliminary investigations, the shooter was a 68 year old experienced hunter. The man was perched on a small portable watchtower several hundred meters away when he shot the bullet that richocheted off the boar, then traveled 2 km to kill the man.
Guy Harlé d’Ophove, president of the local hunters’ federation had this to say about the freak accident,
"It’s unheard-of...the bullet rebounded [off the boar] at almost a right angle. In terms of probability, it’s very unlikely.”
The results from the autopsy of the victim should be known soon.