Saguaro cactus pierces car's windshield in Tucson crash

Nellie Chapman
July 13, 2019

An Arizona man suspected of driving drunk landed in custody after driving his auto into a massive cactus, impaling the windshield of his vehicle. The driver was severely impaired, but that had nothing to do with the sheer luck at surviving such a freak accident.

A driver ended up in a prickly predicament - but largely unhurt - after a collision with a cactus on Wednesday morning, July 10. He believes the driver crossed several lanes with his Infiniti, before going through a median. "Miraculously, no injuries were reported", they wrote while sharing the pic, which shows a large cactus sticking out of the car's windshield.

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Deputies said that the driver appeared "disoriented" and received minor injuries in the cactus crash. He was arrested on suspicion of driving under influence and for criminal damage. "That was so bad", said Figueroa. "That one right there, it could be one ton or 1,000 pounds".

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