A woman was rescued from her car teetering on the side of a Paekakariki bank.
Police believe the woman driver probably fell asleep at the wheel about 3:00pm on Sunday.
Acting Senior Sergeant Stu Lawrie said the northbound car hit a kerb, spun into a car park and came to a stop teetering on the edge of a 4 ½ metre bank above the foreshore.
Mr Lawrie said the Christchurch woman was lucky to escape injury. The car was badly damaged.
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