BEIRUT: Eleven people, including six children, were wounded in south Lebanon after a mother swerved to avoid a snake in the road, causing the SUV she was driving to overturn as she lost control.
The National News Agency said Fatmeh Daoud Yassin was driving her Range Rover on the Maifadoun-Kfar Djal road when she saw a large snake crossing the street.
She swerved to avoid it, but the vehicle toppled, rolling down toward the side of the road, NNA said.
The mother and her four children, between 2 and 6 years old, were injured in the accident Thursday evening.
Also wounded were Amal Rida Nasser, Yassin’s friend, and her three children – ages 2, 7 and 9.
Two other people in Yassin’s care were also injured, according to NNA.
It said Yassin and her youngest son, Hussein, were in critical condition.