A driver is recovering after a frozen sausage was thrown through the window of his moving car, breaking his nose.
The man was driving near his South Woodham Ferrers home in Essex on Monday afternoon when the "bizarre incident" happened, the ambulance service said.
"He was driving his car when the offending item came through his open window and hit him on the nose," a spokesman said.
The 46-year-old managed to stop safely, before passers-by came to his aid.
The driver decided not to go to hospital, but lost a lot of blood and has been left with a swollen and painful nose, the service said.
"The man said he was making his way home after work and had the window down because it was such a nice afternoon," the spokesman added.
"He said he saw a car coming the other way and felt a searing pain in his nose. He managed to stop his car without hitting anyone else.
"His nose was undoubtedly fractured.
"I feel very sorry for him - it must have been an incredibly lucky or unlucky shot to get the sausage through a moving car window. I have never seen or heard of anything like this before."
Police said they were investigating.