Speedy Newbie Driver Crashes Into Shop, Sends OAP Flying

Story By: John FengSub-EditorJoseph Golder, Agency: Asia Wire Report

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This is the moment a newly-qualified driver is told to slow down before he crashes straight into a supermarket sending an OAP flying as another terrified man looks on in shock.

speeding down a rural road swerves to avoid a motorcycle and crashes straight into a pensioner relaxing outside a supermarket.

Footage of the crash dated 13th June shows the driver surnamed Li being told to “slow down” seconds before careering off Provincial Road 214 in the county of Langxi in China’s eastern Anhui Province.

In the video filmed just before 8am local time, Li travels straight along the township thoroughfare when the motorcycle carrying two people suddenly enters the road in front.

Two of his passengers notice this and say: “Hey, slow down!” 

But Li is going too fast and can only veer the car away to avoid colliding with the bike.

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He swerves to the left and crashes towards the Xiaowu Supermarket – right into the pensioner sitting at the entrance.

His car smashes into the victim head-on before ploughing through the shop entrance, smashing its glass door and stopping right next to the stunned shopkeeper.

The injured pensioner can be heard screaming for help as the shopkeeper finally stands up.

The automatic headlights on Li’s car turn on in the dimly lit shop, and the video ends with one furious passenger screaming: “You were driving too fast!”

Authorities said Li had only just received his driving licence and “mistook the accelerator for the brake” during a moment of panic.

He is to be held fully liable for the accident, which fortunately did not cause any life-threatening injuries to the pensioner.

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John Feng

I am a senior journalist and editor, and have worked for a number of different news agencies over the last decade. I am currently editor-in-chief of the Asia Wire Report news wire.