Woman Driver Crashes Into Driving School

Story By: Koen Berghuis, Sub-Editor: Michael Leidig, Agency: Central European News

A woman driver has crashed into a driving school.

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The remarkable accident happened in Beverwijk, a town in the Dutch province of North Holland when the owner of a Mini Cooper hit a kerb and veered onto the pavement.

According to local media, she then crashed into the outside of a local driving school at high speed.

The driver was checked by medical personnel at the scene, but did not require hospital treatment. Reports said that she was not under the influence of alcohol.

An investigation into the crash has been launched by the local authorities.

Both the car and the driving school suffered substantial damage, with the wall needing to be propped up due to the possible risk of collapse.

The Dutch woman was not the first motorist to crash their car into a driving school. In September 2018 in the eastern German town of Delitzsch, a 21-year-old BMW driver smashed his car into the front of a driving school at high speed and caused over 60,000 GBP of damage.

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Picture Credits: CEN/Fahrschule Brode

Driving school teacher Hans-Guenther Brode said: “I was already in bed and watching TV when my phone rang around 10pm.”

He was informed that a motorist had driven through the front of his shop.

The crash was so severe that the entire facade of the school was destroyed and flying debris even damaged parked cars on the street.

The 21-year-old BMW driver suffered minor injuries and managed to get out of the badly damaged car himself.

Brode resumed normal operations the following day and even invited the bungling BMW driver to come along for a “refresher course”.

In January 2018, an 18-year-old motorist drove a Mercedes E-class through a driving school shop window in the western German city of Monchengladbach after hitting a kerb.

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Koen Berghuis

Editor of DACHS / Benelux desk for Central European News, roving correspondent with a penchant for travel, culture, geopolitics, history and the in-depth story behind the headlines.

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