Driver escapes unhurt when giant cactus skewers his windscreen in a crash

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A DRIVER escaped unhurt when a giant cactus pierced his windscreen in a crash.

Cops said Kai Scott hit the plant, breaking it in two, after veering across a central reservation.

A black sports car skewered through the windshield by a giant cactus in Arizona, US
A black sports car skewered through the windshield by a giant cactus in Arizona, US
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Striking images show the black sports car impaled by the desert plant through the windshield.

The thick, spined trunk of a Saguaro cactus can be seen sticking out over the bonnet. Other shots from the side show the near miss with the tree-like plant wedged between the driver and front passenger seats.

The Arizona-native species can grow to be between 40-60ft tall (12-18m).

Scott, 39, was held on suspicion of driving while impaired and criminal damage in Tuscon, US.


Pima County sheriff’s office said: “On July 10, 2019, at approximately 9:20am, deputies responded to the area of 1st Avenue and Agave Place reference a vehicle that crossed the median, and struck a saguaro cactus.

“Once on scene they located the vehicle with a large section of cactus through the windshield. The driver, who appeared disoriented, sustained minor injuries, and was later detained after deputies observed possible signs and symptoms associated with impairment.

“This incident is in the early stages of the investigation. Additional Info will be provided as we learn more.”

The tree-like trunk of the cactus seen wedged between the driver and front passengers seats
The tree-like trunk of the cactus seen wedged between the driver and front passengers seats
The car hit the cactus, breaking it in two, after veering across a central reservation, cops said
The car hit the cactus, breaking it in two, after veering across a central reservation, cops said
Driver Kai Scott, 39, was held on suspicion of driving while impaired and criminal damage in Tuscon, US

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