Hitting a roo while driving isn't uncommon in Australia, but it can cause severe damage to your car. Kangaroos are large and powerful animals weighing between 30-90 kilograms. They can cover almost 25 feet in a single leap and attain high speeds over short distances.
Colliding with an animal as strong and fast as a kangaroo can cause different types of damage to your car, depending on your speed at the time of the collision and how you hit the roo. It could be as insignificant as a smashed headlight if you were driving slowly or a crushed bumper with possible internal damage in case of a head-on collision. The damage to life and property is often worse if you swerve the car to avoid hitting the animal and then hit trees or other passers-by.
Irrespective of the damage caused, hitting a kangaroo is likely to be a traumatic experience, and it's important to know what to do next if you are involved in a collision.