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German Driver, British Tank Collide – Guess Who Won?

By    |   Wednesday, 03 Jun 2015 06:57 AM

A German teenager learning to drive found herself on the losing end of an accident with a British military tank. Her Toyota had its front end crushed under the 62-ton armored vehicle, but she escaped unharmed.

The 18-year-old accidentally turned onto a road being used by British armed forces stationed in the country to transport tanks and other armored vehicles, according to the BBC News, and her Toyota Yaris learning car was smashed under the treads of one of the tanks.

The driver of the Challenger 2 tank said he saw the young motorist entering the road but couldn't stop the armored vehicle in time.

German police spokesman Lars Risserbusch told The Guardian that the teen said she didn't see the military convoy when she made a left turn in front of the tanks moving through the town of Augustdorf.

Sky News said the car suffered $13,300 in damage, but the tank was undamaged. It was the second accident involving a British tank in Germany within the last five months.

In February, a British tank crashed through a garden fence in Paderborn after losing control and stopped short of hitting a residence. No one was hurt in that incident.

A British Army spokesman told the BBC News on Monday that tank drivers are tested to make sure they are in top shape for the road.

"Our driving crews go through a very vigorous process before being allowed on the roads and both crews and vehicles are checked regularly," the spokesman said. "It is something we do take very, very seriously, especially with beasts of that size traveling on public roads."

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A German teenager learning to drive found herself on the losing end of an accident with a British military tank. Her Toyota had its front end crushed under the 62-ton armored vehicle, but she escaped unharmed.
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