You should never forget to turn the parking brake on before getting out of your car, especially if it’s parked on a slope.
However, one woman in China was reminded of this basic driving rule in an excruciatingly painful way when her Bentley — worth nearly 3 million yuan ($430,000) — crashed into a wall.
The heart-stopping moment was caught on camera inside a parking lot in the southwest city of Chongqing.
Footage shows the unidentified car owner paying for her parking ticket. Soon, she realizes she forgot to put on her handbrake.
The woman helplessly tries to stop the car but all her attempts end in vain. Since the Bentley was parked on a slope, it sped downwards and stopped only when it hit a wall at the bottom of the ramp.
Its hood was completely destroyed.
“Before getting out the car to swipe into the car park, the driver didn’t shift into first gear but left the car in neutral instead, and she also didn’t apply the handbrake. The car rolled forward and knocked into the wall,” said a local traffic officer, according to CCTV News.
Fortunately, no one was physically hurt. The woman, however, has to pay for the costly repairs of her luxury car as well as for the wall that got damaged because of her mistake.
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