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Cahills Crossing: A terrible moment when a driver drives over a CROCODILE on an infamous river crossing


Terrifying moment when a driver drives over a CROCODILE on a fatal river crossing – just weeks after 10 of the mansions surrounded a couple in the same spot

  • Footage from Cahills Crossing, NT, showed a crocodile being run over by a car
  • The crocodile was lurking beneath the surface when the car pulled in
  • The crocodile appeared to swim away unharmed after it was run over by the driver

A driver unknowingly ran over a crocodile at a river junction known to have the giant reptiles lurking beneath the surface.

The footage captured at Cahills Crossing in Kakadu National Park in the Northern Territory showed the four-wheel drive bravely cruising through the water.

Viewers filmed the crossing in hopes of catching a glimpse of one of the crocodiles, with previous site visitors spotting up to 20 at a time.

The footage captured at Cahills Crossing in Kakadu National Park in the Northern Territory showed four-wheel drive driving through the water

The driver featured in NT News footage drove slowly through the water as they made their way to the other side.

Water quickly enveloped the front of the vehicle as it reached half of the doors.

"That's pretty deep," said the woman while filming.

Suddenly the car began to shake as if it had passed over something.

A crocodile tail hit the water as it swam under the car after lurking beneath the surface.

"You have just run over a crocodile," says the woman.

The crocodile seemed to swim away unscathed from the incident.

Cahills Crossing is known to be a dangerous area. In 1987 a 40-year-old man was killed on the construction site

Cahills Crossing is known to be a dangerous area. In 1987 a 40-year-old man was killed on the construction site

Last month, Rachelle Wastle and her husband Peter were driving through the intersection when they were blocked by a dozen crocodiles.

Terrifying video footage shows the couple's car submerged in the water while trying to get to the other side of the river.

The most famous death in the area was a 40-year-old man, Kerry McLoughlin, who was tragically kidnapped and beheaded by a crocodile in 1987.

CAHILLS CROSSING

The infamous Cahills Crossing is only a few feet wide, but one of the most dangerous waters in Australia.

Combined with varying tides, the flow of water is strong enough to tip vehicles over and serves as a feeding ground for saltwater crocodiles.

Dozens of divers attempt to venture across the submerged intersection, but are washed up in crocodile-infested waters.

Many have lost their lives, including fishermen, children, photographers and backpackers.

Crocodile expert Grahame Webb said for every crocodile you can see there are 10 you can't see.

The most famous death at the Crossing was in 1897 when 40-year-old Kerry McLoughlin was beheaded by a crocodile while on a fishing trip.

The Rangers counted 120 crocodiles on the six-kilometer route around Cahills Crossing.

So far there have been five deaths in the region.

Sources: Venture North and news.com.au.

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