The Royal Newfoundland Constabulary said it appears everyone inside a mini-van is OK after a bizarre accident on one of the busiest thoroughfares in St. John's.

Police said the vehicle smashed into the chain link fence on a median on Prince Philip Drive Friday morning.

A large piece of railing on top of the fence pierced through the windshield — and went straight through the vehicle and out the driver's side window.

The cause of the crash, which happened between Queen's College and the Arts and Culture Centre, is not yet known.