A motorist involved in a horror three-car pile up had a miraculous escape after being cut free from this mangled wreckage – with just a BRUISED ARM.
Roxanne Pozzi, 31, smashed into a hedge after a collision with a lorry and another car on an S-bend, and was pinned in her seat by the crushed remains.
But after firefighters cut the roof off and prised the seat back to free her, the administrator walked away with a few fractured ribs and a bruise on her left arm.
Shaken Roxanne said: “The van clipped the car in front of me but carried on.
“It was literally a head-on collision. I crashed into the bushes and the back of my car was crushed with me in the middle.
“They [firefighters] took the roof off, and the side doors as well, and had to get some kind of jack to get the seat up off my legs.
“Then they had to break my seat so it would go backwards. My whole left side had been trapped. I am surprised I wasn’t more hurt; I feel very lucky.”
Miss Pozzi was driving to work in Headington, Oxon., when she was involved in the crash on a notorious S-bend on the B480 Stadhampton Road in rush hour last Tuesday morning (02/08).
The other car driver in the crash, Kathryn Belcher, 28, was on her way to work when her vehicle also slammed into the van going round the bend.
With a sheer drop on her side of the road, she got out of the car and watched paramedics swarm over Miss Pozzi.
She said: “She was so, so lucky. I was so worried about her. They came over and said they had to deal with the other one and I said ‘Go’.
“The scariest thing is that I can be as safe a driver as possible and something like that is completely out of my control. Neither of us did anything wrong.”
Miss Pozzi, who also lost her hearing aid in the crash, called on Oxfordshire County Council to improved signage on the approach to the S-bend.
She said: “That corner is renowned for people going too fast and swerving into the other lane. It’s a 50 road, but not on that corner.
“Just as you get to the end of the S-bend it says 30 but as you are going down the hill it’s 50. It would be a good idea to move that 30 sign up, before the bend.”
Thames Valley Police spokeswoman Jessica Rodgerson confirmed officers had been called to the scene at 8.21am and an investigation was ongoing.
Oxfordshire County Council spokesman Paul Smith said: “There have been no accidents on that stretch of road linked to speed in recent years.
“The correct and impartial procedure would always be for any council to await the report of the police to determine the cause of any accident and then determine whether any subsequent action is required.”