South African cyclist suffers injuries to shoulder and hand after hitting a dead buffalo on a road

A South African former professional cyclist has undergone surgery on his hand and shoulder after crashing into a buffalo.

Andrew McLean, 48, was riding with two of his friends, Mark Warren and Mark Cheyne, in Dainfern, Johannesburg when they were descending a steep hill approaching speeds of 40mph.

But their ride came to a dramatic halt when all three of them collided with the deceased bull.

McLean broke his hand and fractured a joint in his shoulder, while Warren and Cheyne escaped with just grazes. All bikes are no longer road-worthy.

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It has been suggested that the bull, that mysteriously had two broken legs, escaped from a nearby farm about a week before the incident, but a local radio station was informing residents of a roaming bull around the time of the crash.

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McLean’s wife, Ali, tweeted pictures of her husband’s injuries and told local reporters that the “buffalo was definitely dead when he hit it”.

Mr McLean said: “Steam was rising from the dead buffalo like it has been running when the three of us crawled off the street after colliding into it.”