Wild boar rushes Mercedes Benz in Hangzhou tunnel

The boar in the bicycle lane of the Lingxi Tunnel.
The boar in the bicycle lane of the Lingxi Tunnel.PHOTO: MP.WEIXIN.QQ.COM
A deep scratch and bloodstains on the car that the driver believes was caused by the boar.
A deep scratch and bloodstains on the car that the driver believes was caused by the boar.PHOTO: MP.WEIXIN.QQ.COM

A wild boar that ran into a luxury car became the talk of the town in Hangzhou, Zhejiang province, after photos of the accident went viral.

The driver, surnamed Hu, was driving home in a silver Mercedes-Benz at about 8pm on Tuesday (Nov 30), Qianjiang Evening News reported.

He said that he saw the boar in the bicycle lane of the Lingxi Tunnel. The animal was large and "shiny", he said.

Mr Hu said he was not driving very fast, but it suddenly dashed out and banged into his car.

He saw that the boar was hurt and its snout was bleeding, and it glared at Mr Hu fiercely.

"I did not dare leave the car. If it came for me, I would be in trouble," he told Qianjing Evening News.

When he got home, he found that there was a deep scratch and bloodstains on the car. He believed the scratch was caused by the boar's tusk.

"It's obviously its fault, but I can only say I was unlucky. But I hope it was not hurt too badly," Mr Hu said.

The photos of the boar and the damage to Mr Hu's car were later shared by many netizens.

The whereabouts of the boar is currently a mystery. Police said a report was made but they did not manage to locate the animal.