Germany: Elderly driver hits 11 cars exiting car park

Multi-storey car park

An elderly driver in the German city of Erfurt has damaged no fewer than 11 cars while trying to exit a multi-storey car park, it's been reported.

The 86-year-old driver first backed into two parked cars while reversing out of her parking spot, but apparently panicked and then accelerated forwards quickly, pushing more cars into each other, the local Thueringer Allgemeine newspaper says. She then collided with several other vehicles while driving through the rows of parked cars, before coming to a standstill. Altogether, the series of incidents has reportedly racked up about 60,000 euros (£49,000) of damage.

Removing the damaged cars was no simple task either. Several breakdown lorries arrived outside the car park, but couldn't get in because they were too tall, the Rheinische Post says. Some cars eventually had to be pushed out on special rollers.

Damaged cars

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