A senior paramedic officer in a rapid response vehicle, a paramedic area support officer in a rapid response vehicle and an ambulance crew attended.

An ambulance service spokesman said: “When crews arrived the woman who is in her 20s was already out of the car uninjured.

“A fence post had pierced through the windscreen and, fortunately for the driver, it had brushed along the inside of the driver’s door, missing her. Had it been a few inches across, the woman would have been impaled. She was very lucky.

“After a check-up from crews at the scene, she was taken home by her father.”