A man is extremely lucky to be alive after being ejected from his car when it crashed into a pole on Sunday morning.
The 31-year-old driver was travelling along West Dapto Road in Wollongong, 90 kilometres south of Sydney, when he lost control of the car.
He was driving a silver Holden Commodore at about 9.00am, before skidding and slamming into a pole on the side of the road.
The car hit the pole so hard that it split completely in two, ejecting the driver out of his seat belt and onto the road.
Images of the crash were posted to Facebook, showing how the driver’s seat had been completely ripped off of the car.
One of the doors remained wrapped around the pole, as different car parts lay scattered across the road, with fuel spilling everywhere.
Members of the emergency crew said they are shocked the man is still alive after attending such a horrific scene.
Darin Sullivan posted the pictures to Facebook with the hope of warning others to drive safely.
‘The driver of this car is one of the luckiest I’ve ever seen in my nearly 30 years in emergency services,’ his post reads.
Mr Sullivan warned drivers to slow down: ‘The roads are not the Bathurst 1000 people.’
The driver was conscious when emergency crews arrived, and was quickly transferred to St George Hospital.
Officers are investigating whether speed or alcohol was a factor in the horrific incident.
‘I’m surprised anyone could survive a crash like that,’ a police spokesperson from Lake Illawarra said.
The images have since been shared on Facebook over 5,000 times, with one share being from the Traffic and Highway Patrol Command.