Car hits pole in middle of empty desert
Police in the US are baffled after a woman managed to drive her car into a telegraph pole in the middle of a wide-open desert.
She somehow managed to plough straight into the middle of the 20ft pole, despite being surrounded by acres of empty desert in Rio Rancho, Sandoval, New Mexico.
The damage to the front of the grey car is clearly visible in the snap, with the sheer force of the crash also causing the wooden utility pole to snap.
A Rio Rancho police officer said the driver of the vehicle had no life-threatening injuries but was taken to a local hospital as a precaution.
New Mexico is one of the most vast and least densely populated states in the US due to its mountainous territory and desert landscape.