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This dashcam footage shows a metal pipe being flipped up by a car before it is sent flying through a motorist’s windscreen where it smashes him in the face and causes his vehicle to veer out of control off the road.
The startling incident occurred on national road No. 19 near the village of Krasnik in Lublin Voivodeship in eastern Poland and was recorded by the dashboard camera of the victim.
In the video, cars can be seen making their way down the busy main road when the vehicle in front of the camera runs over some debris.
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A piece of metal debris is then sent flying through the air towards the camera, smashing through the windscreen and leaving a gaping hole.
The car then slows down and begins veering off the tarmac, knocking over a road sign and dropping into a ditch.
The 46-year-old driver of the Skoda, a resident of Swidnik, was reportedly hospitalised with severe injuries as the metal pipe hit him in the face.
Policemen working on the scene found a dozen items of debris lying on the road, most likely coming from another vehicle, with preliminary reports suggesting the other vehicle was a lorry.
Janusz Majewski, spokesperson for Krasnik police, told Central European News (CEN): “The injured driver was taken to the hospital in Lublin where he underwent a complicated surgery as the metal object hit his face with great impact.
“The police were called by other drivers who witnessed the accident. It isn’t known which vehicle the debris came from but we suppose it was a lorry. It’s impossible to determine the vehicle as the parts we’ve collected on the road have no numbers or signs that could help in finding the vehicle.”
The police are working to determine the circumstances of the incident and there are no updates on the driver’s condition.
Netizen ‘borsuk07’ commented: “Someone got the exhaust system disbanded and that’s why the tragedy happened. The technical condition of many cars is often very poor and the registration checks are inaccurate.”
While ‘pcat’ wrote: “Final Destination: Krasnik Highway of Death.”