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Elderly man crashes car into bank in M'sia

A 70-year-old man sent his car crashing into a bank in Malaysia on Sunday evening when he stepped on the accelerator instead of the brake.

The car shattered the glass panels before hitting a wall next to the bank's automated teller machines (ATMs).

Petaling Jaya traffic police chief Mohamad Roy Suhaimi Sarif said the elderly man, a retired army officer, completed a transaction at a CIMB bank in Selangor at about 7.30pm.

The man got into his car, which was parked in front of the bank, and intended to reverse and drive off.

No one in the bank

"However, he didn’t realise that he had put the car in drive and thought he was pressing the brake when he had actually hit the accelerator," said the police chief.

The car zoomed up the sidewalk and through the glass the panels of banks, coming to a stop only after hitting a wall.

"There was no one in the bank at the time and there was no damage to the ATMs. He only hit a wooden booth that was next to the glass panels," he said.

"The bank management lodged a report on Monday morning and we have decided to just issue a summons against the man.

"It was a sincere mistake."

Source: The Star Online

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