Western Auto Wreckers were on the scene of an accident west of Nelson interchange this morning. They came into assist the NPD and Nelson Fire Department.

UPDATED: Car goes down embankment west of Nelson

An early morning accident sent a car down the embankment west of Nelson Saturday.

A woman suffered only minor injuries when her car left the road at the Highway 3A/6 interchange entering Nelson about 6:20 a.m. Saturday. The vehicle dropped about 15 meters onto a walking path, then flipped onto its roof.

Police say the driver fell asleep at the wheel but was wearing her seatbelt and wasn’t seriously hurt. She managed to climb free and seek help. Western Auto Wreckers pulled the car from its precarious position.