Hunter Mistakes Car For Wild Boar And Kills Driver

A short-sighted hunter who shot a car driver dead and wounded his passenger after bizarrely mistaking them for wild pigs is facing 5 years in jail.

Zbigniew Kowalski, 60, from the town of Leczyca in central Poland, had been out hunting in a nearby forest when he spotted the car containing victims Lukasz Nowakowski, 21, who survived, and Josef Kuchar, 23, who later died.

Mistaking the car for a wild boar he had let off a volley of shots, hitting Kuchar in the neck and Nowakowski in the chest.

Prosecutor Krzystof Kopania said: “The two men were wounded, but the driver Josef Kuchar, who later died, managed to drive them both to his home where his parents immediately called an ambulance.

“But by the time he got to hospital it was too late.

“We identified the hunter, he was immediately detained and he confirmed that he had mistakenly shot at the car. He realised his mistake when the ‘wild boar’ started its engine and drove off, but because whoever had driven off had clearly been alive he assumed he had missed the vehicle.”

Kowalsk later said he had not called police as a result and had carried on hunting. It was only when police cars turned up that and he was questioned by officers did he realise he had indeed hit somebody in the car.

Police confirmed that he will now be charged with manslaughter.


6 thoughts on “Hunter Mistakes Car For Wild Boar And Kills Driver

  1. I have come to the conclusion that hunters have bad eyesight. This kind of thing seems to happen a lot. For example a woman shot her husband while out hunting mistaking him for a bear. This could explain the increased hunter harvest every year.

  2. I honestly don’t know how I could cope with all the bad news for wildlife without your updates of premature ejaculationshunting accidents to cheer me up. I hope there will be a lot to enjoy this season. Be careful out there boys! *fingers crossed* 😉

  3. 🙂 I’m being (somewhat) sarcastic – but with the human population in excess of 7,000, 000, 000, a few losses won’t affect the population as a whole, and they breed like rabbits anyway. That’s what our F&W departments say, anyway.

  4. As someone who lives in the woods surrounded by psychopathic murderers for much of the year, I find little to celebrate when ANY innocent being is killed or harmed by them, whether human or not. The only hunting accidents I love are the ones where hunters are wounded or, preferably, killed. Then I party hardy!

    • I hear ya. The only cause for celebration here is that they are actually going to charge him with manslaughter, rather than calling it an excusable hunting accident. This is yet another case of a hunter not identifying his target, let alone a kill zone so an animal didn’t suffer a prolonged death.

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