A driver is lucky to escape a crash with only a sprained ankle after a wooden fence smashed through the windscreen and brushed the side of the driver’s face.
The vehicle crashed near Te Aroha yesterday, and police are sharing a crash photo on Facebook in the hopes of making people think twice and potentially save someone’s life.
“We can only try,” says Constable John Keoghan, who attended the crash.
The driver who only recently purchased the car on Friday.
John says they had never owned or operated a turbo, high performance vehicle before.
He says the owner had saved up for a while and it was their dream car.
“As they left Te Aroha the gears were changed at high revs on a slightly wet road. The back wheels spun out and control was lost.
“As you can see the car went through a farm fence and over the cattle tunnel.”
Police are asking people to think about their driving and drive to the road conditions.