SEE PHOTOS: Port Elizabeth driver escapes with minor injuries after flipping his car


A driver in Port Elizabeth driver had a lucky escape after apparently driving into a tree and flipping his vehicle over along Park Drive, in Port Elizabeth's Central, early on Thursday morning. 

While it was not immediately clear how the accident could have happened, a traffic officer on duty, who could not divulge full details, as he is not authorised to talk to the press, said that the accident happened around 5am.

He also said that the driver did not appear to have been under the influence when the accident occured.

The officer said that he was taken to hospital with only minor injuries.