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X-ray shows woman's crushed hips after car crash when her feet were on dashboard

Sergeant Ian Price, of Dyfed–Powys Police in Wales, shared the horrifying image on Twitter to warn front seat passengers about the risks on putting their feet up

X-ray shows woman's crushed hips after car crash when her feet were on dashboard
The image was shared on Twitter as a warning to other passengers

A horrifying x-ray shows a young woman's "life-changing" hip injuries when the car she was in crash while her feet were on the dashboard.

The woman suffered a broken hip on her right leg and a dislocated hip on her left leg when she was involved in a collision.

Sergeant Ian Price, of Dyfed–Powys Police in Wales, shared the image to discourage front seat passengers from relaxing and putting their feet up while travelling.

He wrote on Twitter: "Here is an X-ray of horrific injuries sustained to the front seat passenger who had their feet on the dashboard at the time of a collision.

"If you see your passenger doing it stop driving and show them this.

Passengers have been warned of the risks (Image: Getty Images/iStockphoto)

The image has been shared hundreds of times and users say it has opened their eyes to the risks involved.

One said: "I am 60 and have put feet on dash many times in my life.. I know I will be stopping it now and will be sharing this post around everyone I know."

Another replied: "Thanks for this, I’ve been known to do this occasionally but not anymore!!"

It is currently not illegal to have your feet on a vehicle dashboard whilst travelling but there have been some calls to change the law.

Andy Kelly said: "A lifetime of pain for a moment of foolishness."

In 2017, a mother-of-three was left permanently disabled after a small crash in Chickamauga, Georgia.

Audra Tatum broke her nose and four parts of her femur as an airbag threw her foot into her face.

Chattanooga Fire Department said at the time: 'If you ride with your feet on the dash and you're involved in an accident, the airbag may send your knees through your eye sockets.'

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