Motorist Impaled By Pole Through Head Survives

After Andrew Linn fell asleep at the wheel during a Thanksgiving visit to Las Vegas last year. He drove into a yard and through a chain-link fence, forcing a pole through the windshield of his car. Emergency responders said Linn was conscious when they arrived, and was even trying to use his mobile phone to call for help - which was surprising, considering he had a pole through his head. That's his X-ray.

That's right, the pole had entered his face and was coming out through the back of his head.

"It was amazing to see someone with a pipe through his face like that (who) is alive," Dr Jay Coates said on Tuesday. "Let alone someone who is awake and alert, and trying to communicate with us."

Linn said his accident was a "humbling" experience - he realises he could have died. He knows he is lucky to have come away from the accident with only scars, a few missing teeth and a destroyed palate.

Once the pipe was removed, Linn was left with scars, missing teeth and a destroyed palate. But he said he's grateful for his doctors, who he said pulled off a miracle.

"It's a real humbling experience," he said. "To think I lived through this. I should have died."

Here's video. Don't mind us, we're just going to be sick now.

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