NONTHABURI, Thailand – Selecting the wrong gear while executing a parking man-oeuvre is not an uncommon mistake, but the stakes are somewhat higher when you do that in a multi-storey parking like the one in this video from Thailand.
The video shows a woman in a Toyota CH-R arriving for work and reversing into her parking bay. It seems that towards the end of the man-oeuvre, while trying to straighten the car, the driver intended to move forward but somehow managed to leave it in reverse, and the result almost proved fatal.
The Toyota smashed through a concrete barrier and ended up dangling over the edge of the building, with a drop-off of around 15 meters below the car. Thankfully only the rear wheels went over the edge and the driver was able to escape safely through the door.
The car was an automatic, of course, and it’s likely that the car was still new to her.
The woman panicked and hit the pedal harder when the car moved backwards after she selected the wrong gear.
”It’s very lucky, because if the car had kept moving backwards it would have fallen off the edge and I might not have survived,” she added.
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