Woman survives crash as dozens of poles pierce through windshield

 Thursday, July 12, 2012


Troopers say a woman is lucky to be alive after dozens of long poles impaled her car during a crash near Deming. A couple in a station wagon was pulling trailer full of 27-foot long "Tipi poles" along the Mount Baker Highway around 9:45 Tuesday when they slowed for dump truck turning by Everson Goshen Road, said Trooper Keith Leary. However, a woman driving a Toyota Camry behind the trailer didn’t slow and crashed into the back of the trailer, sending dozens of the poles through her windshield and out the rear window. Leary says the rear view mirror of the Camry was impaled on the end of the poles.