A driver had a lucky escape after his car's windscreen was pierced by the trunk of a giant cactus in a crash in Arizona.
Pima County sheriff's deputy Daniel Jelineo said the black sports car struck the saguaro cactus in the accident on the outskirts of Tucson before ending up on the wrong side of the road.
The broken-off cactus ended up partially inside the car, with the rest jutting over the car's hood.
🌵Motor Vehicle Collision Involving cactus🌵 https://t.co/vV0wJEH0H1 https://t.co/1qUilRRzOz— Pima County Sheriff (@Pima County Sheriff)1562786413.0
Mr Jelineo said deputies detained the driver for further investigation after observing signs and symptoms of impairment.
People on Twitter were amazed.
@PimaSheriff @KVOA Oh!My!God!How scary.I passed by this car,lot of police,fire truck.Didn’t see the cactus 🌵stuck in the car.— Bassione (@Bassione)1562826617.0
@PimaSheriff Ow! Ow, ow, ow! Hopefully no one in passenger seat!— ken king (@ken king)1562786524.0
@CNN What in the Final Destination happened here— Young Django (@Young Django)1562865800.0
@CNN Ouch!!!— Cody (@Cody)1562864050.0
We imagine that driver woke up to quite more than a headache the next morning.