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Motorist survives three accidents in an hour
April 7, 2009 / 5:30 PM / 8 years ago

Motorist survives three accidents in an hour

<p>Traffic moving slowly north of Munich in a file photo. REUTERS/Michaela Rehle</p>

BERLIN (Reuters) - A German woman was involved in three car accidents in less than an hour that left a total of seven vehicles damaged but she suffered only slight injuries from the series of mishaps, police said Tuesday.

The 69-year-old woman from Berlin first crashed into three cars while trying to pull out of a supermarket car park on the Baltic resort island of Usedom.

Then, she accidentally stepped on the accelerator and sped across a lawn before crashing into a nearby house, police said. She was taken to hospital in an ambulance but that vehicle was then hit by a truck.

“She was actually fortunate that no one was seriously hurt in any of the accidents,” said Zinnowitz police spokesman Axel Falkenberg. “The accidents were a little bit like dominoes toppling.”

Reporting by Franziska Scheven; Editing by Jon Boyle

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