A Swansea man is recovering after a "miraculous escape" from a car crash that saw him speared through the body.
John Helliwell crashed while driving from Gowerton, where he lives with his wife and their four children, to Penclawdd early last month.
He also fractured his pelvis and suffered facial injuries in the accident – which also happened to be on the day of his wife’s birthday.
A metal rail punched through John’s back and out of his abdomen – but because the car was still moving it was pulled straight back out again.
His recovery will be a slow one, but John remains positive.
Two women - one believed to be a nurse - discovered John and called an ambulance. Emma and John have not been able to trace them since but are keen to find them so they can thank them personally.
John was taken by ambulance to Morriston Hospital, where he underwent emergency surgery on arrival.
His wife Emma said surgeons told her could see the table through the hole going through him.