A runaway car in Nelson could have been far more serious than it was.
Nelson police report that last week an SUV rolled backwards out of a parking spot near the library on Stanley Street …with no one inside!
It rolled into a lane then crossed the sidewalk and smashed into the concrete wall at the police department’s parking lot.
And then it kept moving, rolling onto Stanley Street.
A passing motorist realised what was happening, parked his own vehicle quickly and jumped into the driverless SUV before pulling the handbrake.
A young adult driver has been ticketed for failing to properly secure her vehicle when parking.