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Woman is inches away from being impaled by a wooden fencepost

A woman in Warwickshire was lucky to emerge from a car crash in one piece after she crashed into a fence.

She was inches away from being impaled by a wooden post that smashed through her windscreen.

Her car left the A46 in Warwick and collided with a wooden fence and a barbed wire fence before coming to rest in a hedge.

Lucky to escape injury: you can see how close the wooden post was to causing serious damage... Credit: West Midlands Ambulance Service

West Midlands Ambulance Service were called to the scene shortly after 10.50am this morning (January 24th).

A view from the front of the car, where the wooden post smashed through the windscreen... Credit: West Midlands Ambulance Service

Ambulance crews attended the scene of the risky accident and spokesman for est Midlands Ambulance Service said:

When crews arrived the woman who is in her twenties was already out of the car uninjured.

A fencepost had pierced through the windscreen and, fortunately for the driver, it had brushed along the inside of the driver’s door, missing her.

Had it been a few inches across, the woman would have been impaled. She was very lucky.

After a check-up from crews at the scene, she was taken home by her father.