Video Credit: AsiaWire
This is the moment a man launches his brand new SUV into a tree as he is driving it out of the dealership car park after it picked up speed going down a slope and he muddled the pedals.
The unnamed male client had been trying to drive out of the car dealership when he is said to have panicked as the Chinese-made Geely SUV rolled down a slight slope.
CCTV images outside the Geely dealership in the city of Yibin, in China’s south-western province of Sichuan, show the champagne-coloured SUV suddenly picking up speed as it comes down the decline towards the perpendicular road.
However, instead of braking or turning, the Geely SUV speeds straight into the road and crashes into a tree, which launches the car up in the air as it drives over the trunk towards the other side.
The vehicle reportedly crashed to a stop at the entrance of a supermarket on the other side of the road. The motorist and his two passengers were not harmed, staff at the dealership said.
Images show his brand-new car, which still has a red ribbon attached to the wing mirrors and no number plates fitted, appearing to be leaking transmission fluid.
Dealership employee Mr Liu said: “He came to buy the car and had had his driving licence for just over 10 days.
“It’s nearly the Chinese New Year holidays, so he thought it would be convenient to have a car to drive around.”
According to reports, the driver panicked while coming down the slope and stepped on the accelerator pedal instead of the brake.
The SUV has been sent for repairs, reports said.
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