PLYMOUTH, Mass. — Police say a man has been hospitalized after his car went flying off a cliff on the Massachusetts coast.

The car went off the road Sunday in Plymouth, about 40 miles (about 64 kilometers) south of Boston.

A nearby resident, Karl Abele, says he saw the car go over the cliff and found it dangling about a third of the way down, narrowly avoiding a drop onto the beach below.

Abele says smoke was coming out of the car. He says he broke the rear windshield before he and another neighbor helped the driver out.

Abele says the man seemed dazed but otherwise OK. The driver was taken to a hospital; his condition wasn’t immediately known.

The Plymouth Fire Department was able to remove the car that evening.

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