Pigeon prompts car crash

Sophie Smith

A driver that braked to let a pigeon cross the road in Russia ended up causing a three car pile-up.

Video has emerged of the incident showing the innocent little bird the bird casually strolling from a grass verge onto the road, nonchalant about the peak hour traffic around it.

What did the pigeon, pictured, do to get to the other side of the road? Caused a big car accident. Photo: Supplied
The bird prompted a three car crash. Photo: Supplied

Instead of assuming the bird would move, or clean running over it, a motorist instead braked.

One car that tried to quickly overtake got wedged between a stationary vehicle while another ran up the back of the apparent animal lover.

It is unclear if the pigeon or any of the drivers sustained injuries.

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