Driver escapes after wood pierces windscreen

A MOTORIST suffered a lucky escape after a chunk of wood flew off a van and speared his windscreen.

Dave Gooderham

A MOTORIST had a lucky escape after a chunk of wood flew off a van and speared his windscreen.

The driver suffered only a bloody nose during yesterday afternoon's incident on the A143 at Horringer, near Bury St Edmunds.

Though the circumstances are still being investigated by police, it is thought that a piece of wood had come free from a box van and flew through the windscreen of a Volkswagen Passat travelling behind.

Although the windscreen was “badly damaged” and a hole was visible on the driver's side, a spokesman from Suffolk police said the unnamed motorist only suffered a bloody nose.

The spokesman said: “We are investigating the circumstances of the incident and will then decide whether to report anyone in connection with it.”

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Witnesses to the incident should contact PC Roger Bishop at Bury Roads Policing Unit on 01284 774100.