Teen flown to hospital after a piece of broken fence pierces his windscreen and hits him in the eye

Weeton Road, close to where the accident happened

Weeton Road, close to where the accident happened

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A teenager had a lucky escape after a piece of broken fence smashed through his car windscreen and hit him in the eye.

The 18-year-old, from Thornton, was airlifted to Royal Preston Hospital after his black Vauxhall Corsa mounted a grass verse and hit the fence, in Weeton Road close to Weeton, at around 3.45pm yesterday.

A piece of the fence then pierced the windscreen and hit the teen – and the consequences could have been much worse, police said.

Sgt Finn Quainton from the road policing team, said: “Thankfully the man’s sight has not been permanently damaged but he has been left with a nasty injury.

“We are trying to piece together exactly what has happened and need witnesses to come forward.”

Call police with any information on 101 quoting incident reference 885 of October 20.