|The car being lifted by crane|
(Scroll down for video) A drunk driver is lucky to be alive after he drove off a tall cliff, according to police reports in California.
San Diego Police said that a drunk driver is alive despite having led his 4-door sedan off a 40-foot cliff in San Diego on Monday morning.
Incredibly, the unidentified driver was able to walk away from the crash site, which cannot be said of his car. His car had to be lifted by a crane.
The accident occurred around 5:45 am when the car fell and landed on its wheels in the sand on Sunset Cliff Beach.
The man got out of his car on his own and found two lifeguards, who swam to the beach and a paramedic, who went down the cliff to the beach on a rope.
Firefighter and Paramedic Josh Miramontz said when he arrived, the suspect was lying under a lamp and was combative with rescuers.
"He was fighting, yelling and screaming," he said.
An hour after the accident, the man was hoisted from the beachfront through a rescue basket attached to a helicopter and taken to a nearby hospital. The man did not suffer from any serious injuries.
“The man’s injuries did not seem serious,” San Diego Fire Department spokesperson Maurice Luque said.
Police said the car apparently was moving fast when it crashed into a fence and went over the cliff.
Although authorities suspect the man may have been drinking, no charges have been filed.