CCTV footage has captured the bizarre moment when an ostrich collided with a woman, knocking her off her bicycle, in Ranchos, Buenos Aires, Argentina, on Monday
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Dramatic video shows the moment an escaped ostrich pushes a woman off her bike as she pedals down the street.
The bizarre collision, which occurred Monday on a street in Ranchos, Buenos Aires, Argentina, resulted in the woman being thrown off her bicycle.
CCTV footage shows the escaped bird running at high speed towards the woman as she crosses the street.
As the ostrich approaches the unsuspecting woman, the large bird appears to try to slow down and can be seen flapping its wings.
The giant bird appears to be skidding on the ground, but still collides with the woman and the bike.
The ostrich quickly stands up and starts limping away before falling to the ground, seemingly dazed.
Then it gets up again and sprints out of sight.
The woman who was thrown to the ground reportedly broke her wrist and suffered a large laceration to her head Email online.
A male witness rushes to the woman’s aid before a second man does the same.
Elsewhere in the CCTV footage, two dogs can be seen on the road while a large van is forced to stop in the middle of the road while the woman is helped to her feet.
According to local reports, the bird was a pet that had escaped from a nearby home.
A witness reportedly called the emergency services and the woman was taken to a nearby hospital for treatment.
Ostriches, which can run at speeds of up to 70 km/h, are usually raised on farms but can adapt to any environment after four months of age, according to an expert interviewed by news site TN.
Further reports suggest residents are outraged after the incident, with some calling for the bird’s owner to be held accountable.
However, it is unclear whether local authorities are investigating.
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