Monday, May 23, 2005

Sounds like my first car

From Ananova:

Firemen wrecked driver's first car

German firemen have destroyed a teenage driver's first ever car after they mistook it for scrap and used it for practice.

The fire fighters from Hennef, near Bonn, spotted the teenager's pride and joy parked alongside a scrap yard they thought it had been dumped.

They set to with hydraulic scissors and axes to cut the roof and doors off to practise for freeing people from crashed cars.

But the car had only been parked and not dumped next to the junk yard.

The 19-year-old driver, who had just bought the car after passing his test, said he had not even driven it yet as he was waiting to renew the MOT.

Insurers for the fire service will now have to pay out damages to the young man.

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