Evan van der Spuy of Team Jeep South Africa got ‘taken out’ by a Red Hartebees Antelope at a Mountain Bike race at Albert Falls Dam in the Umgeni River, just outside Pietermaritzburg, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.
In the video, we hear his team mate, Travis Walker, warning van der Spuy to “watch the buck.”
According to Global Post, van der Spuy was taken out by a red hartebeest, a type of antelope that can weigh as much as 330 pounds.
Shockingly, the visibly shaken — and audibly groaning — van der Spuy didn’t suffer any serious injuries, although his helmet was shattered. He tweeted later that he’s “stable with nothing more than a very stiff neck,” thanking his team mates for their help.
Just saw the footage that put me in hospital with a very stiff neck take my hat off 2 @traviswalkermtb you got some good camera skills man
— Evan van der Spuy (@evanvdspuy) October 9, 2011
The video has been around for a few years and garnished over 15 million views but is doing the rounds again on social media so we thought we would share.
Watch the video below: