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Girl Hits Six Cars … and Flunks Driver’s Test

Imagine failing your driver's test - because you hit six cars.

While some things may be different in Canada as compared to the United States, one thing both countries agree on is this: If you wreck the car during your driver’s test, you’re not going to pass.

Who on earth would wreck during a driving exam? Either someone with very, very bad luck … or a teenager. In the following true incident – which reportedly took place in Toronto – it happened to be a teenager with very, very bad luck:

One person was injured recently as a teenager crashed into six cars at the end of her driving test while trying to park the vehicle.

“They came back to the parking lot of the testing center, and when they went to park the car, went out of control and struck the vehicles and a pedestrian,” said a police official.

The student was just finishing up her driving test. In fact, she’d passed everything with flying colors, and all she had to do was park the car at the testing center. Essentially, this was a formality, a time when the instructor would be placing a checkmark in the box marked “Pass.” Add another teenage driver to the highways of Canada. But like a former catcher for the Yankees once said, “It ain’t over ’til it’s over.” And this driver’s test was about to go an extra inning.

Another examiner who saw the crash said the student panicked when she tried to park, hitting the gas pedal instead of the brake. Rarely does anything good happen when this mistake is made, and this case proved to be no exception.

The teen initially hit four cars in the parking lot, which is an impressive feat, sort of like knocking over all the milk bottles with one pitch at the county fair. Then, as if to supply some sort of Lynyrd Skynyrd “Freebird” encore, the vehicle spun around and hit two more vehicles. A woman who was standing between two of the cars suffered leg injuries. The teen driver suffered minor leg injuries, while the instructor – who was all set to pass the student before the accident happened – was treated for shock. He returned to work the next day. It’s safe to say the teen won’t be returning to the testing center for quite some time.

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