Punctured tyres are a real hazard for drivers, they can lead to terrible accidents and hours spent at the roadside waiting to be rescued.
However, it appears that it may have been punctured tyres that helped to save the life of a woman motorist who lost control of her car and was left teetering on a cliff’s edge in St Agnes Head, Cornwall earlier this week.
It appears that the deflated tyres may have allowed the rims to dig into the terrain on the side of the sloping cliff.
The unnamed 56-year-old driver is believed to have had a road accident on Monday night and her car, which has a crushed roof, rolled towards the cliffs.
While the car inched closer to the water, all the injured woman could do was hope and pray for assistance, which did not arrive until she was spotted in the morning.
The woman was finally rescued at about 12.30pm on Tuesday, after a painstakingly slow and delicate operation and flown by the RAF to Treliske Hospital in nearby Truro.
Denna Bowman, Head Office