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‘Unbelievable’ escape as car hits fence in Leeds

Traffic unit says the occupants are ‘four of the luckiest people our officers have ever seen’.

Four people had an “unbelievable” escape from death when planks of timber skewered a small car after it collided with a fence.

Traffic police in West Yorkshire posted pictures of the wrecked vehicle which, they said, crashed in the Stourton area of Leeds.

The officers said on Twitter: “Four of the luckiest people our officers have ever seen following an RTC.

“Unbelievable how this did not result in multiple fatalities. Thankfully luck was on everybody’s side this evening.”

One person replied to the Tweet: “Reminds me of the game Kerplunk.”

The crash is understood to have happened on a roundabout near to junction 7 of the M621, on Sunday night.

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