Peterborough driver has 'lucky escape' as pole pierces car

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image captionThe pole narrowly missed a child seat, although no children were in the car at the time

A driver had a lucky escape when a metal pole crashed through the front window of her car, up through the steering wheel, past a baby seat and out the back window, police said.

The woman, who hit bollards and the pole in Gunthorpe Ridings, Peterborough, was unhurt.

No-one else was in the car at the time of the crash at about 10:20 BST on Monday, and no other vehicles were involved, police said.

No arrest was made, they confirmed.

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image captionThe pole came up through the steering wheel

Officers, who came across the crash involving a red Renault Megane, tweeted to say the driver had a "lucky escape".

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image captionThe hole made by the pole can be seen (bottom, centre) of this photograph
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image captionThe end of the pole pierced a sun visor on the passenger side, but no-one else was in the car
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image captionPolice said the woman hit a fence of bollards and metal poles on Gunthorpe Ridings in Peterborough

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