Shocking pictures, released by police on Friday, show the damage caused by the airborne registration plate which flew into the car of the 30-year-old woman from Morayfield, in south-east Queensland.
According to police, the plate became detached from a trailer being towed by a car that the woman had been following on Tuesday November 13.
It became wedged in the glass on the driver’s side of the woman’s windscreen.
Police said the woman received minor cuts to her face from the windscreen glass and added that she was extremely lucky not to have sustained serious injury.
Authorities are urging people to make sure that all items on their cars are secured appropriately, with police tweeting: “The damage that loose items can cause can be fatal.”
A 30-year-old Morayfield woman has recenlty had a lucky escape.
— Queensland Police (@QldPolice) November 16, 2018