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Driver ‘inches from death’ as wooden post smashes through BMW supercar

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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.

A driver was ‘inches from death’ as a wooden post smashed through his BMW supercar in a horror crash
SWNS:South West News Service

Emergency services arrived after the £115,000 BMW i8 sports car was found badly damaged in a ditch
SWNS:South West News Service

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.”


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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