Motorist mistakes tube station for a car park!
A driver was left with a very red face after mistaking the entrance to a busy tube station for a car park!
The unfortunate motorist managed to avoid plummeting down the stairs by yanking on her handbrake and keeping her foot on the brake until help arrived.
The embarrassing incident happened at the entrance to the Plaza de Espana metro in Barcelona, one of the busiest in the city.
Firemen had to be drafted in because the woman was frightened to take her foot off the brake as the car would have plummeted 20ft down the staircase.
The fire crews and police were eventually able to two the car away using a crane after a two hour operation.
A spokesman said it was lucky no-one was hurt as there had been no commuters on the stairs at the time of the accident.