A woman was left covered in blood after a lorry step broke off and smashed through her windscreen.
Dominique Brown said she is lucky to be alive after the horrific incident near Meliden, in Denbighshire, north Wales.
The 25-year-old was left with a broken nose after the step broke off a lorry in front of her car.
It came smashing through her windscreen and hit her in the face on the Dyserth Road.
The lorry did not stop after the accident at 3pm on Monday.
Police are now investigating and looking at CCTV to try and trace the truck.
“We had just come home from holiday and we were driving to Denbigh so [my boyfriend] could get his hair cut,” Dominique said.
“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."
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Dominique who works as a support worker, said she wasn't sure whether she passed out as a result of the collision.
She said her boyfriend Aaron Campbell, 28, was shouting to her to get out of the car, reports North Wales Live.
Aaron luckily managed to get his Mercedes C Class off the road before any other vehicles crash into them.
Cops confirmed they were called to the crash and believed a "plastic step ladder" had come from the lorry and crashed into the windscreen.
Dominique 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."
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Dominique took herself to A&E where they told her the couple were both lucky to be alive.
Medics warned if Aaron had been driving, he may have been decapitated as he is taller than Dominique.
She said: “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.”
Dominique added: ”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 hoping to catch the lorry driver involved in the smash.
She said: “It's not the driver's fault but the company they were driving for would be liable.
"We need to know for our insurance because I have an excess of £1,400 which we are having to pay."
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