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Driver has lucky escape in crash

The Local Austria
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Driver has lucky escape in crash
FF Wiener Neudorf

A driver in Austria had a lucky escape after he was almost impaled on a pole that smashed through his windscreen and stopped within inches of his head.

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The driver had been on the A2 road in Wiener Neudorf driving into Vienna when he crashed for an unknown reason into a barrier that divided the two sides of the road.

As a picture taken after the crash on Monday shows, a pole - which is used to mark the boundary between the road and snow - then came through the windscreen and into the car.

According to the voluntary fire services, the pole stopped just centimetres in-front of the driver's face.

The lucky driver managed to escape with no injuries, although the car was badly damaged.

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