Swan smashes van's windscreen in Newcastle upon Tyne

Swan brake! Moment giant bird smashes into van's windscreen as it comes in to land on residential street after mistaking the Tarmac for water Emily Keady was driving her van in Newcastle upon Tyne when the swan hit her Bird experts believe the swan might have mistaken the tarmac for water  The large bird shattered the laminated safety glass of the van's windscreen  Amazingly, the bird was unharmed following the high-intensity impact  

By Darren Boyle for MailOnline

Published: 11:45 GMT, 7 January 2020 | Updated: 11:45 GMT, 7 January 2020

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This is the terrifying moment a swan flew into a moving car - and shattered the windscreen.

Professional dog walker Emily Keady, 21, was driving through a suburban housing estate when the bird descended towards her on-coming vehicle.

It smashed into the windscreen directly in front of the driver's seat - causing a huge indent in the splintered glass.

This is the terrifying moment a swan is on collision course with a Citroen Berlingo van

This is the terrifying moment a swan is on collision course with a Citroen Berlingo van

The driver, Emily Keady has no chance of avoiding the giant bird as it came into land in Newcastle upon Tyne

The driver, Emily Keady has no chance of avoiding the giant bird as it came into land in Newcastle upon Tyne

Luckily for Ms Keady, the windscreen retained its structural integrity and the bird did enter the cabin. Amazingly, despite the high intensity impact, the swan waddled off unharmed

Luckily for Ms Keady, the windscreen retained its structural integrity and the bird did enter the cabin. Amazingly, despite the high intensity impact, the swan waddled off unharmed 

Emilly Keady, pictured, who is a professional dog walker, screamed in terror when the bird hit the windscreen of her van

Emilly Keady, pictured, who is a professional

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