Shocking photos show car 'obliterated' in horrific crash

Brooke Rolfe
·News Reporter
·2-min read

Distressing images have emerged showing the aftermath of a horror single-vehicle smash that separated a car into two pieces.

The collision unfolded on Oaklands Road in Glengowrie, Adelaide, just after 11pm Tuesday when the out-of-control car slammed into three power poles.

Power lines crashed to the ground after the impact and caused a major power outages in the local area.

The driver, a 21-year-old man from Darlington, sustained non life-threatening injuries and was transported via ambulance to the Flinders Medical Centre.

The back seat of the car that crashed in Adelaide.
This was the state of part of the car following the crash. Source: South Australia Police

South Australia Police said the Mitsubishi Magna, occupied by the driver only, was “obliterated” in the crash.

Police said the vehicle was split into two main pieces, while the fuel tank had been completely separated from the body.

An investigation into the crash is underway and could result in the driver being charged with numerous serious driving offences.

South Australia Power Network responded to the damaged power poles and worked to have power functioning in the area by 8.15am Wednesday.

Power pole on top of a Mitsubishi Magna that crashed in Adelaide.
One of the power poles smashed on top of the car following the smash. Source: South Australia Police

More than 3000 people expressed their shock over the man not receiving more serious injuries.

“Wow that guy needs to buy a lottery ticket cause he is the most lucky person on the planet,” one person wrote to SA Police’s Facebook post.

“Now how on earth did he survive that?” another wrote.

“If that isn't a wake up call for the driver, I don't know what is. He's lucky to be alive given the state of his car,” a third wrote.

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