A pensioner had a miracle escape when she crashed her car through a safety barrier and jumped across a gap in a lifting bridge.
In a scene more reminiscent to an action movie, the 86-year-old woman drove at 20mph through flashing red lights warning motorists the Poole harbour bridge was opening.
Her silver Renault Clio smashed into the red and white gate and carried on along the road bridge as it was being raised.
The sudden incline in the surface acted as a ramp and the pensioner's small vehicle shot off the end of the carriageway and plunged 6ft before landing on the other side.
The car then overturned, trapping the shocked but injured woman inside.