A hippopotamus jumped out of a truck as it was being transported in Taiwan on Friday, breaking a tooth and a leg and lying on the street for hours.

The driver of the truck said he slammed on the brake and that probably frightened the hippo.

Reuters, citing local media, said the injured hippo was eventually lifted into a truck and transported to a small lake where it is receiving medical treatment.

Watch the hippo's plight above.

With files from Reuters