Trucker Jason Ripley kept his cool after an 8ft pole went through his body, phoning his boss to say "I've had a bit of an accident - I'm in a spot of bother."

Now, seriously, "I'm in a spot of bother" is about the biggest understatement if I've ever heard one. A pole sticking through your shoulder is hardly "a spot of bother".

Jason, 39, was skewered when his truck hit a wonky crash barrier in his hometown of Darlington, Co Durham. He was thinking of his wife Helen Todd, 38 and his two sones Joshua, 19 and Jay, 11- as firemen cut the pole to 4ft.

"Strangely I felt no pain. I was just staring up at the sky."

Well, you're probably in denial about that pole and the possible fact that you might freaking die!

The accident happened last year but Jason only released the pictures yesterday to raise funds for the Great North Air Ambulance - the service which saved his life.

Luckily, the pole missed his vital organs and he was back at work in months after the pole was taken out.

Source: The Sun