A driver in the Waikato walked away "extremely lucky" as their newly purchased turbo-charged car went through a farm fence and over a cattle tunnel, according to police.
The owner felt a wooden fence post brush passed their face after it pierced the car's windscreen in the crash yesterday.
Constable John Keoghan from Waikato Police said the driver of the car only walked away with a sprained ankle.
Mr Keoghan said the driver and owner had only bought the car last Friday. They had saved up for a while to purchase the vehicle and it was their dream car.
They had never owned or operated a turbo, high performance vehicle before.
As they left Te Aroha the gears were changed at high revs on a slightly wet road. The back wheels spun out and control was lost.
Mr Keoghan wanted to share this story in the hope that it makes someone think twice and potentially save someones life "we can only try" he says in a Facebook post.