A DRIVER cheated death by “inches” when a wooden post smashed through the windscreen of his BMW supercar during a horror crash.
Emergency services arrived after the £115,000 BMW i8 sports car was found badly damaged in a ditch at 1am yesterday.
Police found the uninjured driver hiding nearby in Shifnal, Shrops.
West Mercia Police said a man was arrested on suspicion of drink-driving and was being quizzed by officers.
Shropshire Operational Patrol Unit said the driver was “inches from death”.
They wrote: “Inches from death; wooden post penetrates windscreen as drink driver crashes BMW i8 in Shifnal overnight.
“2 Ambulances crews, 4 Fire crews, 5 Police units, 1 Police Helicopter…
“All required to locate and deal with the driver who escaped uninjured and was found hiding nearby.”
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A spokesperson for West Midlands Ambulance Service said: “We were called at 1.08am to reports of a single vehicle road traffic collision with the car having left the road on Wolverhampton Road in Shifnal.
“Two ambulances and a paramedic officer attended the scene.
“However, on arrival there were no patients at the scene for us to treat and we were stood down.”
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