French motorist walks away from ravine plunge

16th August 2004, Comments 0 comments

COLMAR, France, Aug 15 (AFP) - A French man plunged 200 metres (yards) down a ravine in his car in southern France, and walked away from the accident with nothing more than a severe case of jitters, fire fighters said Sunday.

COLMAR, France, Aug 15 (AFP) - A French man plunged 200 metres (yards) down a ravine in his car in southern France, and walked away from the accident with nothing more than a severe case of jitters, fire fighters said Sunday.

The 36-year-old man, a resident of the Paris area, lost control of his vehicle in heavy rain Friday night along mountain roads in the Vosges region. His car somersaulted and then slid backwards 200 metres (yards) down a steep slope before coming to a stop in a field.

The driver, unharmed, was taken by tourists to a nearby farm. Firemen later took him to a hospital where he was treated for shock and released the next day.

© AFP

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