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Elderly Basel driver confuses brake and gas

Local News // Sept. 5, 2016
Elderly Basel driver confuses brake and gas

A 76 year old driver and passerbys had a narrow escape when the elderly motorist mistook the gas pedal for the brake.

On Friday afternoon he the man was trying to park the car – but leapt ahead and shot across the street in Oberwil in Canton Basel Country. The car struck another vehicle and ended up smashing into the front of a building, destroying the conservatory.

Basel police say no one was injured – but a crane was needed to retrieve the car.

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