A woman was left with horrific facial injuries after a lorry step smashed through her car windscreen.
Dominique Brown, 25, was driving on Monday afternoon when the step fell from the vehicle and hurtled through her windscreen.
She was left with a broken nose after the step shattered the glass and hit her in the face on Dyserth Road at around 3pm.
The lorry did not stop at the scene of the incident near Meliden, in Denbighshire, north Wales.
Miss Brown, who was in the car with her boyfriend Aaron Campbell, said: "We had just come home from holiday and we were driving to Denbigh so Aaron could get his hair cut.
"The lorry was driving past and the step has flown off the side of it.
"It shattered the whole window. The wipers came through the window and the step hit me in the face.
"I remember just driving along and, by the time I saw it, it was already hitting the windscreen."
Miss Brown, who works as a support worker, said she wasn't sure whether she passed out as a result of the collision, but said the next thing she remembered was her boyfriend shouting to her to get out of the car, reports North Wales Live.
Mr Campbell, 28, from Prestatyn , was able to move his Mercedes C Class off the road before any other vehicles collided with it.
Miss Brown said: "The windscreen snapped the step in half and half of the step has come through the car and that is what has hit me.
"I thought it was the air bag that had gone off. I didn't know what it was.
"I don't know if it knocked me out or not, but I remember my whole body was burning. Aaron was saying 'you need to get out of the car' and telling me to move but I couldn't.
"He got me out of the car and he moved the car out of the way."
Miss Brown said a police officer arrived on the scene soon after the crash.
She said: "A policeman was driving towards us so he was there quickly and two other cars who were three cars behind stopped and called an ambulance for me.
"The ambulance was going to be an hour so I took myself up to A&E and they said we were lucky to be alive.
"They said it was lucky Aaron wasn't driving because he is taller than me so they said it could have decapitated him if it hit him lower down.
"It was also thick 4G glass. It would have taken both of our heads off if it was normal glass.
"It's mad to think that, if I was two seconds earlier or two seconds later, it might have missed or I might have ended up crashing into somebody else.
"It was lucky nobody was behind us at the time because they would have smashed into the back of us.
"It wasn't a great way to end our holiday."
The couple are now hopeful of finding out who owned the wagon involved.
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