• Nov 7, 2011


Cameras captured a scary scene in Turkey when a woman left her car in neutral after parking. The video, which originally aired on "Fox & Friends," shows the car begin to slowly roll, gain momentum as it crosses the street and finally crash through a protective barrier and fall onto the busy highway below.

Fortunately, no one was injured in the incident, but this should serve as a reminder to the millions of us who park our cars everyday without really thinking about what we're doing to ensure that our cars are in the correct gear before we leave them.



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      • 3 Years Ago
      Keys had to have been left inside, b/c most cars wouldn't allow you to pull them out w/out your car in park. There's got to be more to this story. Especially after crashing into a car, how did it still gain momentum?
        Quen47
        • 3 Years Ago
        The car was almost certainly a stick shift, as are almost all small cars in Europe. This probably wouldn't even occur to the American news reporter who said "she forgot to put it in Park", since most young people in the US don't drive stick. The driver probably left the car in neutral because she wanted to keep the engine running, but she obviously forgot to pull the hand brake.
        • 3 Years Ago
        Possibly a manual or "stick shift". If she left the car running, and in neutral, to "run a quick errand or whatever", it could have dropped into gear and took off.
      EricS
      • 3 Years Ago
      "Accidently left her car in neutral"? No one does that accidentally. It's called negligence. Accidents would imply something happening that was beyond human control. There is very little in this world that are beyond human control. She was in rush and forgot, she was preoccupied and forgot, or she just wasn't thinking and forgot. Either way, forgetting isn't accidental. It's not paying attention. And when you don't pay attention to something you should be, that's called negligence. Which is the reason for about 95% of all "accidents", even the intentional ones like DUI.
        jemteku
        • 3 Years Ago
        @EricS
        Yes, I have many tickets, and had my license suspended a few times for excessive speed on the turnpike. The faster the better. Still miss my Shelby GT that I lost during the recession and could not keep up the payment. Cried like a baby when the repo man took my dream car away. Still miss it. Oh well, some day I will have another Monster Mustang, even though insurance companies do not like me. Too many speed tickets. I LIKE TO DRIVE FAST, especially on the turn pike. zoooooom. Almost better than s*x.
        jemteku
        • 3 Years Ago
        @EricS
        Unfortunately, my daughter does. She has a manual nissan, and consistently leaves it in neutral with the brake on. I have asked her a thousand times not to do this, but , you know, Mother does not now crap. Well, mother learned how to drive in a 1965 298 hp mustang and a 1964 Impala SS. I like to punch slam in the clutch and hammer the accelerator. Especially, in a Mustang GT or a Mustang Cobra. My favorite cars. FORD!! Like Chevy too, but just the older style Camaro. The new ones don't like. I am a Mustang fan.
      • 3 Years Ago
      How is it that the car was centered in the frame the entire time??? Who shot the video??? The car accelerated when it neared the wall. Now way it was in nuetral. Something is not as it appears.
        • 3 Years Ago
        it was a security camera you idiot. plus, do you even know how a stick-shift works?
      Peter Brown
      • 3 Years Ago
      There is one place where I will not put my car's handbrake on and that is the Far North during winter. Lived in Montreal for about ten years and regularly the hand brake mechanism down around the rear brakes would freeze up from accumulated sludge and then it was almost impossible to get moving again.
      jamesccollins
      • 3 Years Ago
      "Stupid is as stupid does."
      • 3 Years Ago
      I confess. I don't use the parking brake. If I was parked on a hill ... well .. I would. Let's not point fingers and take advice from all of us. And STOP texting on the road. We all know things can happen in a fraction of a second. We see it all the time. Freeways or city streets or rural. Can we all make a pact to be very serious about it. Thanks. I promise I will.
        Darin
        • 3 Years Ago
        Off the meds eh?
        nannymel
        • 3 Years Ago
        Do you drive a stick? Because if you do and you don't use the parking brake, your an idiot and your going to get someone killed. The lady in the story is so lucky no one was hurt.
          npride99
          • 3 Years Ago
          @nannymel
          Thank God that no one was hurt but someone's car was hit and that person had to suffer and deal with getting it fixed.
          GTRBLUES4
          • 3 Years Ago
          @nannymel
          I drive a stick, have since I started driving, and no I almost never use a parking brake.. Anyone who drives around in sub zero winter towns knows, if you put on the parking brake you WILL eventually wake up to some locked up brakes, and that can be quite costly. Be careful, and pay attention to your surroundings when you drive and park. Dont leave the car in neutral, but do understand how to put it in park or leave it in gear (with a manual).
      mikie walker
      • 3 Years Ago
      thair is only one person that sings this song the way it supposed to be sung his name is aku.if you here him sing this song you would stand proud . the kid has a voice lke an angel.i wish you could hear him.
      Pauline
      • 3 Years Ago
      Pretty Boy (which I doubt the description). Are you the post monitor here? Sheesh.
      Andy
      • 3 Years Ago
      Woman driver, nuff said.
      kastmaster2105
      • 3 Years Ago
      So much far "guard " rails there!!
      kwhowa
      • 3 Years Ago
      What can you say? Oops or my bad won't suffice in this mishap. What great material for the TOSHO SHOW. LOL
      • 3 Years Ago
      how did she get the key out?
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