A motorist crashed onto a church roof in eastern Germany overnight, after missing a bend in a road, breaking through a barrier and hurtling up a bank.
The bank acted like a springboard, propelling the black Skoda about 35 metres forward and straight into the church’s roof frame, where it remained wedged 7 metres off the ground, police said.
“We’ve never ever had a case of a car landing in a church before,” Chemnitz police spokesman Frank Fischer said.
The 23-year-old driver suffered serious injuries.
The damage to the car, which was extracted from the roof by a crane, amounts to about 10,000 euros ($19,891), police said.
The cost of damage to the church has not yet been estimated.
Police said speed was a possible cause for the accident.