Car left balanced precariously on cliff following crash

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Car Dangles Off Cliff in St. John's, Newfoundland

A young woman was hospitalised with serious injuries after driving her car over a cliff in St John's, Newfoundland early on Sunday, April 3.

The Toyota Echo was found sat precariously on the side of the cliff near Canada's landmark Cabot Tower, following a call from a bystander reporting 'suspicious driving' at the top of the hill.

When the emergency crews arrived, they found the 20-year-old to have been thrown around 20 metres from the car. No information on her condition has yet been released.

Removing the car from its perch proved problematic for the Royal Newfoundland Constabulary, who worked tirelessly throughout Sunday to free it, with the help of a local towing company and a high-angle rescue crew with the St. John's Regional Fire Department.

Dozens of spectators gathered to watch the removal, which had been deemed an urgent priority due to high winds on the cliff face.