Photos courtesy of Southern Regional Police Department
PEQUEA, Pa. (WHTM) -
A Willow Street woman was nearly impaled when part of a split-rail fence penetrated her engine compartment and missed her by mere inches, police said.
Southern Regional police said the 81-year-old woman became stuck in her 2008 Toyota Matrix when the fence rail pinned her shirt and coat against the driver's seat.
The woman had swerved to miss a vehicle that stopped in front of her when she traveled off the 2100 block of Millersville Road in Pequea Township and struck the split-rail fence Friday morning, police said.
Emergency responders were able to remove her from her coat and then removed her from the vehicle.