Plenty of stories from Russian roadways are the kind you have to see to believe. Dashboard camera footage and the Internet often make that possible. But on this one, you're just going to have to trust RIA Novosti.
The news agency, which operates under the purview of the government, reports that a crocodile was hospitalized last Tuesday following an accident involving a 260-pound woman.
The seven-foot reptile, named Fyodor, was traveling in a circus bus when the vehicle took a sharp turn and sent the woman, who was not wearing a seatbelt, tumbling into his pit, according to the AFP.
The woman was not seriously hurt, suffering only a few scrapes. However, Fyodor was taken to a vet after he began vomiting and continued to do so for the next three hours, according to Rocket News. This can be a sign of a severe internal injury for crocodiles, apparently.
It appears that the crocodile is okay now. Unfortunately, it appears the woman involved had insult added to injury.
The accountant suffered cuts, bruises and a reprimand, with the Komsomolskaya Pravda newspaper reporting she was “advised to lose weight and observe safety precautions”.
Wear your seat belts, folks.