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Drive-Bye?

Posted by Boghound on March 22, 2011


Man drives car through car park wall

A Chinese driver drove his car halfway through the wall of a multi-storey car park after mistaking the accelerator for the brake.

The front of the Haima car shot through the second storey wall and came to rest hanging perilously above the street below in Chongqing city.

The driver, who was not named by local media, later admitted: "I was on a downward slope and simply hit the gas pedal instead of the brake."

He was taken to hospital for a check-up and doctors confirmed he tested negative for alcohol.

Huang Xiaoping, a bin man who lives next to the car park, said he had just got up for work when he heard the accident.

"I heard two explosions and I ran outside to see a car sticking out of the wall with the front wheels still spinning," he said.

"I thought it was a movie shoot at first but then I said to my wife that it sounded too realistic."

A car park attendant said the man lived nearby and always used the car park.

"He has been parking here for a long time – he certainly isn’t a novice driver," he said.

The male driver and his passenger, a woman, were not injured as the car’s airbags inflated.

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