Woman survives impaled car

Bellingham, Wash.

Erin Bruns, 36, was out running errands in Bellingham, Washington when she pulled up behind a vehicle towing 27-foot long poles. She didn't see it stop and plowed right into it. The enormous poles went in through her front windshield and out through the back.

The impact crushed her skull inward. But, amazingly, didn't puncture her brain, "The first memory I have is I feel like I woke up and I was chewing glass," Bruns said.

Doctors patched up Brun's skull with part of her hip bone. They also removed some 200 splinters from her head.

Bruns says she doesn't remember the crash -- and who would want to.

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