Far from the desert, a teenage driver collided with a camel on a Sardis, Alabama road, injuring the driver and animal.
The camel's owner was leading the animal across the road, saw the car coming and tried to get the driver's attention but it was too late. The camel crashed onto the hood, showering glass onto the driver, who was treated for minor injuries including cuts. The camel had to be euthanized.
Even drivers who are not teenagers would not have expected to come across a camel slowly crossing a road.