On this day, a year ago, an unusual incident unfolded on the N2 highway near Ballito, KwaZulu-Natal, that left the local community and the internet buzzing with laughter and disbelief. It was a day when a box of adult toys, of all things, caused a traffic accident.

On July 30, 2022, Medi Response, a local emergency medical service, received a distress call about an accident on the N2. The cause of the accident, as reported, was far from ordinary. A vehicle was trailing an LDV towing a trailer when a box of adult toys, presumably being transported, took an unexpected flight off the trailer. The airborne box collided with the following vehicle, causing the driver to lose control and crash.

Thankfully, the incident did not result in any severe injuries. However, it did lead to a wave of amusement and hilarity, especially on social media. The post about the incident on the Medi Response Facebook page was shared over 420 times and garnered more than 240 comments.

The comments section was filled with witty remarks and puns, reflecting the humorous side of the incident. Jesse Schubach quipped, “What a cock up. The driver obviously didn’t see it coming.” Chazz Van der Walt humorously imagined the driver coming from church and thinking he was being punished for lustful thoughts. Saaleh Ahmed added to the humor, saying, “And there you have it… you can get ‘knocked up’ by fake ones too.”

Mandy Swallow Stolp was thankful that the situation wasn’t worse, saying, “Thankfully they didn’t get rear-ended.” Sammy Makhaye expressed disbelief, asking, “What the f**k did I just read.” Jade Lorenzo Hendricks pondered the grim possibility of a fatality, saying, “Imagine there was a death … that’s the worst way to go out.”

Shameel Ismail highlighted the awkwardness of explaining the accident, asking, “What happened to your car?? Picture telling this to your family.” Nkululeko Nzuza called it a “freak accident,” while Ronlynne Viveca Booysen summed it up perfectly, saying, “Must’ve caused a buzz.”

This incident serves as a reminder of life’s unpredictability, where even a mundane drive can turn into an unforgettable story. It also underscores the importance of securing cargo properly, no matter how unusual it may be.