Police have revealed photo evidence of the potentially-fatal result of an unsecured load on the back of a ute.

A piece of firewood from a passing ute allegedly pierced the passenger side of a car windscreen, sending splintered glass onto those inside.

“This incident had the potential to cause serious injury to the occupants of the vehicle struck by the firewood,” Tasmania Police Constable Justin Bennetts said on Saturday.

The vehicles passed each other on the Poatina Road, south of Launceston on Friday when the log-turned-projectile.

The ute driver is due to face court at a later date.

Firewood projectile a roadway hazard
A piece of firewood from an unsecured load on the back of a passing ute caused this damage. Credit: AAP

Motorist lucky to be alive after firewood pierced windscreen on busy road in Tasmania
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