This is what was left of a Northampton Police BMW after two officers somehow escaped just 'battered and bruised' following a horror smash on the A45.
Eye-witnesses claimed the pair had a 'miracle escape' after a collision involving a lorry near the Esso Garage at Ecton on Thursday (November 18).
The Beamer ended up looking like a casualty from Robot Wars with its front end essentially crushed. Yet both officers were cleared of serious injuries after being checked by hospital medics.
And today, Friday (November 19), Chief Constable Nick Adderley offered his thanks to members of the public who had rushed to his officers' aid following the incident.
He said: "I wish to express my sincere thanks to those members of the public who came to the aid of my officers, following this horrific crash.
"Thankfully, they are safe and recovering at home with their loved ones.
"Walking away from the wreckage is quite frankly a miracle."