This is the moment a woman was left with an eyeliner pencil lodged in her eye after the taxi she was travelling in slammed into a truck while she was putting on her make-up.
The passenger, in her 20s, was sitting in the back of the cab in a slow-moving traffic jam in Bangkok, Thailand, and applying eyeliner on the way to see her friends.
But the cab driver then crashed into a pick-up truck in front – jolting the woman forward. She hit the seat in front, accidentally thrusting the pencil into her left eye.
When rescue workers arrived at the scene they found almost the whole of the eye liner pencil lodged in her eye. The woman, who was still conscious had blood coming from her nose.
This morning Thai media reported that doctors had managed to safely remove the pencil and described the woman’s condition as stable. The woman was expected to make a full recovery with no lasting damage to her eye, doctors said.
Paramedic Thanabodee Sabbodi said while the crash was minor the ‘freak accident’ had caused half of the pencil to plunge into the eye socket of the young woman, who has not been identified.
‘The crash happened at 5.20pm in Din Daeng area of Bangkok while the lady was putting on make-up on her way out for the evening.
‘We received a call and there was one injured female with an eyebrow pencil inserted into her left eye.