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This is the moment a newly-qualified woman driver in three-inch heels knocks a cyclist off his bike before crashing into a parked car and a tree after mixing up the pedals.
The bungling woman driver, identified as Ms. Hu, reportedly passed her driving test two months ago and was driving an EV Card car-sharing vehicle in eight-centimetre (3.1-inch) high heels.
According to local media, she has admitted to causing an accident on Huancheng North Road in the city of Jiaxing located in the eastern Chinese province of Zhejiang due to her choice of footwear.
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In the CCTV footage, Hu is seen driving a small white car along a main road before hitting an unsuspecting cyclist who is sent crashing to the ground.
As the cyclist lies on the ground and holds his head, the woman driver tries to stop in a safe place to check on him.
However, as the bungling motorist opens the door and goes to leave the vehicle, she reportedly steps on the accelerator and nearly hits a white car on the other side of the road.
Reports said that Hu then drove into a parked car and a tree, and hurt her left foot.
Meanwhile, the cyclist suffered an injury to his left arm, according to local media.
Hu told local media that she was so “nervous” while stopping to check on the cyclist that she “pressed the accelerator by mistake”.
Police spokesperson Xue Bin said that the driver had just passed her test two months ago and was wearing high heels.
He commented: “Traffic law in China requests drivers to wear suitable shoes. High-heel shoes are not allowed.”
Meanwhile, Hu admitted: “Honestly, I knew that it’s illegal to wear high-heeled shoes when driving. It is my fault, I will never wear them again.”