Porsche Crashes Into Three Wild Boars, Front End Destroyed

A Porsche driver is facing thousands of euros worth of damage after crashing into three wild boars that ventured onto a highway in Spain.

In the area of Barbanza in northwest Spain, it is common for wild boars to cause traffic accidents, with several being registered already in 2021, the publication La Voz De Galicia reported.

Last week, a Porsche was involved in an accident on the AG-11 highway, according to the Spanish media outlet. No one was injured but the incident reportedly caused between €8,800 and 10,000 to the car.

The Civil Protection of Rianxo shared pictures from the accident on Facebook and wrote: "These days there are repeated accidents and collisions with wild animals on City Council roads, including the AG-11. Lots of caution on the roads."

Estos días repítense accidentes e atropelos con animáis salvaxes en estradas do Concello entre elas a AG-11. Moita precaución nas estradas.

The photos show the white sports car with an enormous hole and dents across the front end as well as the animal carcasses being taken away in a truck.

The driver, a local man who was not named by La Voz De Galicia, told the publication that he was driving home from work when ten wild boars appeared on the road into Rianxo.

He said: "There was nowhere to get in and I lunged and killed three. One went over the car and the other two went over the sides."

He said that at night in the rain it is even more difficult to avoid an accident if a wild boar veers into the road, adding: "You have a second, at most. When I saw them I could no longer avoid them. Also, if you try, and with the asphalt wet, you can still have a bigger problem or involve third parties if there are more vehicles circulating."

The driver luckily walked away unharmed and said: "The car absorbed the whole blow. The animals could weigh between 80 and 100 kilos."

He also described the extensive damage done to the Porsche, including: "The fender, the four radiators it has, headlights, lights, side and rear wings." He said he calculated the bill would come to "between 8,000 and 10,000 euros."

The driver said he will likely have to pay for the damage first and then claim it on his insurance, adding: "I know twenty or thirty people with the same case and they didn't get paid until four years later. The problem is that there is a lot of opacity in the insurance policies and you have to, specifically, take out coverage for accidents with hunting animals."

The driver said he called the emergency services immediately after the accident and the Civil Guard, Seprona and Civil Protection of Rianxo "already coordinated the entire operation."

"There were problems getting a crane and they were very good to stay with me," he added.

Newsweek has contacted the Civil Protection of Rianxo for comment.