A courageous koala decided to go head-to-head with peak hour traffic on the South Eastern Freeway in Adelaide and was lucky to come out alive.

The koala was wandering across the freeway on Monday when drivers were forced to slam their brakes on, avoiding the koala, but causing a six-car chain collision, causing major delays for the remainder of the morning.

One driver was taken to the hospital with a sore neck from the impact but no one else was badly injured.

Source: 9News Adelaide

A short time later, motorist Nadia Tugwell noticed the koala between the stopped cars and the concrete barrier.

Along with another woman, the two captured the koala, wrapped it in a jacket, and placed it in the back of Ms Tugwell’s 4WD.

“The boot is open to the rest of the car, the seats were all up, I wasn’t prepared to save a koala,” she told ABC News.


The koala was very comfortable and decided to take the wheel, creating a picture-perfect moment:

Source: Nadia Tugwell’s footage of Koala

Source: Nadia Tugwell

The injury-free koala has been released back into the wild and hopefully won’t be wandering onto another freeway any time soon.

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