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Mustang crash in Lugano, Switzerland. Image: Manual Meleleo

Mustang crash in Lugano, Switzerland. Image: Manual Meleleo

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Apparently, it’s not only elderly drivers who have trouble distinguishing between the gas pedal and the brake pedal. As the 24-year-old driver of a Ford Mustang GT in Lugano, Switzerland, recently found out, accidentally standing on the accelerator while on the third floor of a parking garage can have unpleasant consequences.

As 20 Minutes Online reports, the inattentive driver mistakenly stepped on the gas instead of the brake, shooting across the parking deck before launching the car off a concrete barrier and through a retaining wall. The chunk of concrete wall dislodged by the Mustang fell some 50 feet to a scooter parking lot below, destroying three scooters.

The Mustang managed some respectable flight time before landing, trunk first, atop a parking barrier and curbside planter. While the car is a total loss, its driver escaped with only minor injuries and a new-found love of religion.

So much for the myth that European drivers don’t make the same mistakes behind the wheel that American drivers do.

Image credit: Manual Meleleo for 20 Minutes Online

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