A man fell asleep while driving in Las Vegas and ran his car onto someone’s front lawn. He hit a chain-link fence and took a metal pole right through the skull. It shot through his windshield and skewered him through the mouth and neck. It stopped inside him, piercing him all the way through and sticking out on both sides.
Despite that, he was conscious and alert.Â The EMTs arrived on the scene and found him awake. He was aware enough to try to call for help with his cell phone. Doctors were surprised at his consciousness and ability to talk despite the mouth full of rusted pipe.
It would have been fatal if it was above or below where it hit. They were able to remove it and the driver was left with some scars and missing teeth.