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Pole-axed! Driver pulled alive from skewered car

Impact: Metal pole has pierced roof of car driven by suspected drink-driver PICTURES: SWNS

A MOTORIST cheated death by inches as he crashed and a metal pole speared through the roof of his car — just missing his face.

The suspected drink-driver smashed through a fence in foggy conditions in Kirby Muxloe, Leicestershire, early on Monday.

Horrifying pictures show how the impact left the pole wrapped around his head rest with the vehicle lying in a ditch. The driver was pulled from the wreckage by emergency crews and taken to hospital but was not seriously injured.

Lucky escape: Foggy conditions at crash scene

Sharing pictures on Twitter, Leicester Police Response Team wrote: ‘As the driver pointed out “lucky to be alive”.’

A 21-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of drink-driving.