Accelerator? Brake?: Elderly driver trashes German petrol station

Source:Reuters Published: 2017/9/11 19:28:40

A German pensioner had a lucky escape on Wednesday after losing control of his vehicle and repeatedly crashing into a petrol station.

Police said the 77-year-old driver, who smashed into the station shop four times and hit a van, had probably confused the accelerator with the brake pedal and the forward and reverse gear.

The confused driver's vehicle finally came to a stop after hitting two refrigerators in the store.

Police estimate the driver caused nearly 50,000 euros ($60,000) in damages.

The driver was taken to hospital with light injuries after Wednesday's incident in Wendlingen, 30 kilometers southeast of Stuttgart, according to local media.


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