Motorist in lucky escape after windscreen impaled by fence post in Fen crash during thunderstorm

10:25 23 May 2014

The car windscreen was impaled by a fence. Picture: Fleur_De_lyys_Photography.

The car windscreen was impaled by a fence. Picture: Fleur_De_lyys_Photography.

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A driver had a lucky escape after a fence post impaled his windscreen in a crash near a Fenland village yesterday during a thunderstorm.

The aftermath of the crash. Picture: Fleur_De_Lyys_PhotographyThe aftermath of the crash. Picture: Fleur_De_Lyys_Photography

The crash happened at about 6.30pm at Tholomas Drove, between Guyhirn and Wisbech St Mary. The car left High Road during the downpour, smashed through a fence and ended on its side.

Police were called after a passerby spotted the driver of the car walking towards Guyhirn moments after the crash, with minor facial injuries.

Ambulance crews also attended the scene.

Pictures: FLEUR_DE_LYYS PHOTOGRAPHY

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