Driver's remarkable escape as car hits telegraph pole

Driver's remarkable escape as car hit telegraph pole

Driver's remarkable escape as car hit telegraph pole

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THIS was the remarkable scene from which a driver amazingly escaped unscathed when his car hit a pole on a busy New Forest road.

The bizarre incident happened on the A35 between Lyndhurst and Christchurch as the Ford Fiesta crashed into the pole and ended up suspended by a wire.

The picture was snapped by John Paine, 62, who couldn’t believe his eyes.

He said: “We were driving through the Forest at the time and this car had got caught up in the telephone wires.

“I have no idea how it happened but we heard one of the police officers say it was one of the weirdest things they had seen in 20 years.

“We thought it was a film set, to be honest. It’s not the sort of thing you see every day, a car like that.”

Police confirmed they were called to the scene of a road accident at 8.15am last Friday.

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8:07am Wed 2 Apr 14

Brite Spark says...

I'm surprised that this doesn't happen more often what with the increasing numver of poles in the area.
I'm surprised that this doesn't happen more often what with the increasing numver of poles in the area. Brite Spark
  • Score: -3

8:09am Wed 2 Apr 14

hulla baloo says...

What is a numver?
What is a numver? hulla baloo
  • Score: 6

8:19am Wed 2 Apr 14

S Pance says...

I hope John Payne wasn't using a camera while driving!
I hope John Payne wasn't using a camera while driving! S Pance
  • Score: 3

9:20am Wed 2 Apr 14

solents says...

Maybe the driver was trying to make a call whilst driving?

Ok, I'll get my coat!
Maybe the driver was trying to make a call whilst driving? Ok, I'll get my coat! solents
  • Score: 3

11:09am Wed 2 Apr 14

Brite Spark says...

What fool put the pole there, if it hadn't been there he wouldnt have hit it!
What fool put the pole there, if it hadn't been there he wouldnt have hit it! Brite Spark
  • Score: 1

2:35pm Wed 2 Apr 14

daisy.talks says...

How did the person get out of the car?
Nonchalantly, whistling and looking at the sky, like nothing had happened lol
How did the person get out of the car? Nonchalantly, whistling and looking at the sky, like nothing had happened lol daisy.talks
  • Score: 4

5:36pm Thu 3 Apr 14

Positively4thStreet says...

S Pance wrote:
I hope John Payne wasn't using a camera while driving!
Maybe its a selfie!
[quote][p][bold]S Pance[/bold] wrote: I hope John Payne wasn't using a camera while driving![/p][/quote]Maybe its a selfie! Positively4thStreet
  • Score: 0

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