SUV, Cherokee Collide, All Survive

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Well, we can imagine the paperwork on this one, but thankfully there won't be any obituaries. Amazingly, no one was killed when a sport utility vehicle and a Piper Cherokee collided head-on on a country road near Johannesburg, South Africa last Sunday. According to The Herald Sun (quoting the South African Times, whose site wasn't taking inquiries Thursday) the three people in the SUV weren't hurt but the pilot and passenger in the Cherokee were taken to hospital with serious injuries, although they're reportedly doing well now. The Cherokee had just taken off, ran into trouble and the pilot obviously looked for the best stretch of pavement. Unfortunately, the SUV driver had the same idea.

The SUV occupants watched the Cherokee fill their windshield in disbelief, according to the Times. "I couldn't say anything, no one was screaming. I just thought it was the end, I'd never be lucky enough to escape it," SUV passenger Anna Vaulina told the Times. "The scary part was seeing the faces of the pilots looking straight at us." Cause of the off-airport landing is not known.