2007_09_carcliff.jpgWhen you're 85-years-old and a World War II veteran, dying by way of parallel parking is not the way to go. And luckily, John Tyrrell is no worse for wear after driving his car off a cliff in the Bronx.

WNBC reported that Tyrrell had been parallel parking in the Silver Beach neighborhood. "He said he angled his car too sharply and reversed into grass and plunged 20 to 30 feet over a cliff and into a tree over the Long Island Sound." Firefighters and police responded, chaining Tyrrell's car as others rescued him.

The video is pretty crazy. Tyrrell recalled what was running through his mind when his car dangled a few feet over the water, "I thought I'm not happy about this, but what could I do?"