In what appears to have been the first moments of her driver’s license road exam, a 17-year-old girl rammed her vehicle right into the side of the driver’s license office outside Minneapolis. The damage was significant, to say the least.
The Buffalo Police Department responded Wednesday after a Monticello, Minnesota girl accidentally shifted her Chevy Equinox into drive instead of reverse and pressed the accelerator, FOX 32 reported. The heavy vehicle immediately popped up the curb and smashed through a wall of brick, metal, and glass.
The driver was not injured but the 60-year-old license examiner in the passenger seat was taken to the hospital with minor injuries. The driver was not charged, but it’s safe to say she didn’t pass her test.
Oddly enough, these types of crashes are not unheard of.
A very similar crash occurred in Naperville, Illinois last year when an elderly man shifted into the wrong gear and backed into the DMV behind him, punching his Chevy Equinox through the front window, according to Patch. Thankfully, no one was injured, but he did catch a lot of people’s attention.
Two years earlier, a 54-year-old woman in Tennessee was leaving the DMV after a driver’s license appointment and accelerated forward, smashing several windows in the building, according to 6 ABC. Three people were taken to the office with minor injuries.
Then in 2010, a 34-year-old man on the outskirts of Pittsburgh was moments away from passing his driver’s test when he pulled into a parking slot outside the exam office and failed to put his sedan into park. As the car moved forward and jumped the curb, the man panicked and hit the gas pedal instead of the brake, throttling his car through the front window and all the way into the waiting area inside.
Four people suffered minor injuries. The driver did not pass his test.
In other car crash news, a dash cam caught what happened when a woman took her eyes off the road for a moment to pick up a dropped cigarette. Remarkably, she wasn’t seriously hurt:
In other news, police are asking for the public’s help in finding a missing 15-year-old girl who disappeared under suspicious circumstances.