Car Almost Plunges Into Lake Erie

October 13, 2011 Updated Nov 25, 2013 at 8:53 AM EDT

By WKBW News

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Car Almost Plunges Into Lake Erie

October 13, 2011 Updated Nov 25, 2013 at 8:53 AM EDT

HAMBURG, NY ( WKBW ) A young male driver was lucky after the car he was driving in was caught by trees before it almost landed in Lake Erie near Beach Road and Route 5 in Hamburg Thursday.

Eyewitness News cameras were there as the driver was headed westbound on Route 5 near Beach in the Town of Hamburg when for some reason the car crashed through trees and brush.

The car was perilously perched, with the driver still inside.

Lakeshore and Woodlawn Fire Companies with Rural Metro Ambulance raced to the scene, pulling the driver out of the vehicle and towing the car to safety with ropes and chains.

When Eyewitness News spoke to the driver about what happened, he said he didn't know.

Town Of Hamburg Police were at the scene to take a report and investigate what happened.

The driver did not appear to be injured, and was alone in the vehicle at the time of the incident.