The trapped driver of a car which skidded in South Rd
yesterday was rescued by firefighters after his car was
left teetering over a bank. Photo by Gerard O'Brien.
A driver had a lucky escape after his vehicle skidded and
was left teetering over the edge of a bank yesterday morning.
The Fire Service was called to South Rd just before 9am,
after a car failed to take a corner in wet conditions.
A resident told the Otago Daily Times a woman with a
young child knocked on her door after escaping from the
The vehicle was teetering above a kitchen where a tenant was
at the time of the incident, she said.
The driver stayed in the vehicle, fearing any sudden movement
could cause the car to drop into the property below, Dunedin
Senior Station Officer Jason Hill said.
''He made the right decision.''
Firefighters anchored the vehicle and then made the rescue.
The man, woman and child were checked by St John staff at the
The vehicle received only minor damage after sliding from the
road and across grass, he said.
The Fire Service had attended several callouts in South Rd
after rain, and that could be because people were not driving
to the conditions, he said.
Residents said there was an accident in South Rd the previous
day, debris from which was still visible.