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Chinese motorist leaves eight vehicles damaged in bid to drive out of car park

Woman in Chongqing says her brakes failed and her car went out of control, newspaper reports

PUBLISHED : Friday, 25 November, 2016, 1:22pm
UPDATED : Friday, 25 November, 2016, 1:47pm

A woman driver crashed into eight vehicles, some of them luxury cars, after her brakes failed while she was moving out of an underground car park in western China, Chinese media reported.

The woman, in her 30s, crashed her Volvo into vehicles including a BMW and a Land Rover before finally coming to a stop at a wall in the car park in Chongqing’s Jiangbei district on Thursday, the Chongqing Evening News reported.

Pictures showed extensive damage to the parked cars. Some had their bumpers broken and the tyre of one car was even dislodged in the impact.

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The woman said she lost control of her car after her brakes stopped responding while she was approaching a slope as she was trying to leave the car park, according to the report.

The car did not stop even after she pulled on the emergency handbrake, she said.

The woman had four years of driving experience, the report said, adding that repairs for all the damage caused was likely to add up to over 100,000 yuan (HK$112,000).

The authorities are investigating the accident.