Last night the phone rang just as I was filling my hot water bottle. It was Edward - he and Pat were coming back from their usual Saturday night dinner in Bellac when a Sanglier (wild boar) ran across the road towards them. It was so close they could do nothing and it hit the car straight on.
The boar and, I think, the car too was a write-off. I picked up Pat and Edward and brought them back home, but we left the car and the boar as they were off the road and no danger to traffic.
This morning we went out to take photos in the daylight before the breakdown truck arrived. The car was untouched, but the boar was gone. Free lunch for some lucky French family!