The video footage captures the moment the beast hurtles towards the vehicle in the Maputo Game Reserve in Mozambique, flapping its ears, before a nervous visitor sounds his horn in an attempt to shoo it away.
Sadly for the passenger, it has the opposite effect, and the elephant flips as it uses its huge mass to roll the car 360 over and over again. Pictures taken in the aftermath show the vehicle battered by the giant mammal with windows broken, side panels broken and the interior full of dirt.
The driver survived the skirmish, though the extent of his injuries are unknown. But he did not leave empty-handed, because a piece of the elephant’s tusk also broke off during the incident.