An unnamed woman motorist inexplicably managed to crash her car straight into the middle of a 20ft telegraph pole, despite being surrounded by miles of desert.
The astonishing picture shown below, captured in Rio Rancho, Sandoval, shows how amazing this accident was.
New Mexico is one of the most vast and least densely populated states in the US due to its mountainous territory and desert landscape.
The damage to the front of the grey car is clearly visible in the picture, with the force of the crash also causing the wooden utility pole to snap on impact.
According to a Rio Rancho police officer, the driver of the vehicle, who had no life-threatening injuries, was taken to a local hospital as a precaution.
The events leading up to the accident are not known.