A driver has told of her terror as a deer smashed through her windscreen and landed on her 10-year-old daughter’s lap.

The incident happened in Humberston, Lincolnshire. A car travelling in the opposite direction hit the deer and sent it flying into the air. It landed on the other side of the road smashing through the windscreen of the unsuspecting driver.

The woman, who does not want to be named, says: “It went straight through and landed on my 10-year-old daughter’s lap. It was still alive initially, but died after a few minutes.

“I saw the accident happen and I stopped because of it. If the car had been moving, it would have been much worse.”

Drivers terror as deer smashes through windscreen