A Louisiana woman is fortunate to be alive after she was nearly crushed to death by a massive sign pole last week at a Taco Bell drive-thru during severe weather. The woman, who was not identified by police, walked away from her car with a minor injury while the back of her black sedan was flattened like a tortilla. According to KATC-TV, the frightening encounter occurred in Crowley, Louisiana, on Sept. 8 ,when wind speeds were so strong in the area that an 18-wheeler was turned over. For the woman at Taco Bell, the winds could have proved fatal. The Crowley Police Department posted about the weather event on Facebook and asked people to travel with caution. Police Chief Troy Hebert shared images from the Taco Bell on his department’s page. “Crowley PD would like to inform everyone due to the storm that just passed through, please be cautious of down power lines and blocked road ways,” he wrote. “If you see emergency personnel vehicles please avoid that area.” The images shared by Hebert showed the restaurant parking lot and the size of the sign pole and sign. The victim had been waiting in the drive-thru line. Images of the crushed car circulated on X, formerly Twitter: bleeding,” Dailey told KATC. “She was stuck in her car and that a pole fell into her car. She has a minor gash in her head which led to her getting staples, but other than that she will be fine.” This article appeared originally on The Western Journal.