A driver "just scraped death" after metal poles were sent flying through his rear window in a motorway crash.
The poles embedded in his dashboard after the crash on the M56 in Cheshire.
The driver said that after carrying out an emergency brake he was hit from behind by a can carrying the poles - the impact hurled the poles forward through the rear window of his Land Rover.
The photographs show how two packets of long poles speared his dashboard just centimetres away from where he was sat driving.
Luckily, no one was hurt.
Highways England reported a 'multi-vehicle' crash - there were no further details available from the police about the collision.
The motorway reopened fully at around 8.30pm.