Motorist drives off a cliff and walks away

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Motorist drives off a cliff and walks away

A US driver has had a miraculous escape after driving over a 40ft cliff without sustaining any serious injuries.

The unnamed man had already driven through a locked gate before plunging over the edge of the rocky outcrop and onto a beach below.

He managed to get out of the car, and appeared to be uninjured, though began to get aggressive and refused treatment when emergency services eventually reached him.

Given the severity of the drop, the man's car was also relatively unscathed, remaining upright after impact with the rear section taking the brunt of the collision.

The driver was eventually airlifted to a local hospital where he was treated for minor injuries.

Police are investigating whether the driver was under the influence of alcohol at the time of the accident.

Click play below to watch a US TV news report of the incident.