'Lucky is an understatement!" Photo of miraculous escape serves as warning to drink drivers

A suspected drink driver had a miraculous escape after crashing his car into a roadside barrier which passed through his car's windscreen and out through the side window.

Monday, 22nd January 2018, 2:39 pm
Updated Monday, 22nd January 2018, 2:42 pm
The wreckage of the car following the crash.
The wreckage of the car following the crash.

Dramatic pictures show the front of the vehicle, believed to be a Land Rover Discovery, crushed in the impact, with the metal barrier wedged inside the vehicle.

Police have released the photo of the aftermath nationally as a warning to anyone contemplating drink driving!

The officer who took the picture tweeted: “Lucky is an understatement. Fortunately only this vehicle was involved and it contained only the driver (who came out uninjured).”

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The male motorist walked away from the wreckage without a scratch after careering into the metal barrier at the side of the A4146 near Linslade, Bedfordshire.

He was breathalysed and provided a positive breath sample following the crash, which happened shortly after 3.24pm on Friday.

A man was charged with drink driving following the incident.