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.
A Thai woman has been left with an eyeliner pencil jammed into her eye after applying makeup in the back of a taxi in Bangkok
The woman was applying her make-up when the vehicle collided, thrusting her eyeliner in to her eye. She was still conscious despite her ordeal and the accident has not affected her eyesight
The woman was in the back of the yellow and green Toyota during a slow-moving traffic jam at about 5pm in Bangkok, Thailand
Incredibly, the stick missed the vital parts of her eye and her sight will be unaffected, according to medics who treated her.
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.
He said: ‘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.
Paramedics took the woman from the back seat of the cab following the crash
‘She was in a lot of pain but she could still talk to us and explain what happened. There was not a lot of blood but she had a small nose bleed,’ said paramedic Thanabodee Sabbodi
The paramedic added that while the crash was minor the ‘freak accident’ had caused half of the pencil to plunge into the eye socket of the young woman
‘She was in a lot of pain when we came but she could still talk to us and explain what happened. There was not a lot of blood but she had a small nose bleed.’
The girl was still conscious and taken to the Rajavithi Hospital where medics removed the pencil without any lasting injuries.
Thanabodee added: ‘The rescue team and the doctors did a great job to help the victim.
‘This should be a warning to women who do their make-up while cars are still running because accidents can always happen.
‘This was a strange accident and unexpected but nobody can predict these incidents. We have to be prepared.’
He warned women against doing their make-up in cars ‘because accidents can happen’