Motorist lucky to be alive after terrifying crash

A motorist came within millimetres of serious injury when a steel girder penetrated the windscreen of a car after it crashed into a demountable building.
A motorist came within millimetres of serious injury when a steel girder penetrated the windscreen of a car after it crashed into a demountable building.

A MOTORIST is lucky to be alive after a terrifying traffic crash in Harristown, Toowoomba, this afternoon.

The vehicle the man was driving left the road and crashed into a transportable home at Hassall Free Homes at the intersection of Alderley and Greenwattle Sts.

A steel girder penetrated the windscreen, coming within centimetres of hitting the driver about 12.20pm.

A driver has been taken to hospital after the car he was driving crashed into a demountable building.
A driver has been taken to hospital after the car he was driving crashed into a demountable building.

Hassall Free Homes owner Mary Hassall said the man was very lucky.

"I'm just glad he didn't have a lot of damage," Mrs Hassall said.

"When we went out to the car his eye was actually resting on the steel."

She said the man had also collided with two large steel beams which were resting on stands between the fence and the home.

The man was lifted out of the car onto a stretcher before the house was raised so the car could be towed away.

He suffered a deep cut near his eye.



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