A Kruger National Park elephant charged towards a Chevrolet Aveo hatchback, pierced it with a tusk, scooped it up and flipped it over.

This is how visitor Vasti Fourie described what she saw on Monday morning. She and tourists in two other cars were driving in convoy on the S25 road in the Kruger National Park, between the Skukuza and Berg-en-Dal rest camps. Fourie said the three cars stopped when they saw the elephant.

She saw the elephant approaching from the side. ‘It charged towards the side of the car, lifted it up with its tusk, dropped it on its roof and calmly walked away,’ she said.

SA National Parks spokesman, Reynold Thakhuli, said a man was injured in the incident. A doctor attended to him at the scene before he was taken to a nearby hospital. Thakhuli said incidents of this nature were rare in the Kruger National Park. Pictures: Vasti Fourie (www.latestsightings.com)