An X-ray of Andrew Linn taken moments after he arrived at a Las Vegas hospital last November shows the pipe entering and exiting his skull.
Linn apparently drove off the road and hit a chain-link fence, sending a pole through the windshield.
The pole went in just below the right side of his nose before exiting through the back of his neck.
"There are no words to describe how scared you are in that moment because the last thing I remember is going to bed, going to sleep, and I wake up to all this, so it's kind of overwhelming to say the least," Linn described.
Doctors said Linn was lucky that his blood vessels were merely compressed and not torn.