A driver has narrowly escaped death after a steel bar pierced through his chest during a car crash on a motorway in south-west China.
The 33-year-old man was pinned onto the driver's seat as one of the poles penetrated the car and speared straight into his right chest.
Rescuers had to carry him together with the seat to the hospital before doctors removed the pole from his body after a seven-hour operation.They also removed the damaged tissues of the right lung and repaired the blood vessels around the wounded area.
It's reported that doctors had infused 800ml of blood and 1600ml of red blood cells to the patient in the surgery, which lasted for seven hours.
He is now transferred to intensive care unit for further observation.
Guizhou police are investigating the cause of the accident.