That’s Not How You Park A Porsche 911 Targa 4S

The Porsche 911 Targa might not be as powerful as the 911 Turbo or as focused as the 911 GT2 RS but it’s certainly a unique member of the 911 family.

Unfortunately, one 911 Targa 4S is going to need a lot of work as the BBC reports its 73-year-old driver crashed through a brick wall before falling onto a pedestrian underpass. Details are limited but the accident occurred in Colchester when the driver was reportedly attempting to park the vehicle.

What happened remains unclear but it’s possible that the elderly gentleman confused the accelerator pedal with the brake. This occurs fairly often, usually with bad results. Regardless of what triggered this incident, the Porsche flew through the wall and landed nose first on the walkway below.

The damage appears pretty significant as photos show the car’s front bumper has been smashed and the headlights are broken. Both windscreens have also been cracked while there appears to be a handful of body damage that was likely caused by falling bricks.

Sgt Colin Shead said no one was injured as a result of the crash but the driver will need to take a “fitness to drive course.” The Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) has also been notified about the accident.

The Porsche 911 Targa 4S starts at $124,300 and features a twin-turbo 3.0-liter six-cylinder engine that produces 420 hp (313 kW) and 368 lb-ft (498 Nm) of torque. It can be paired to either a seven-speed manual transmission or an optional seven-speed PDK gearbox. When the latter is selected, the all-wheel drive model can accelerate from 0-60 mph in 4.0 seconds before hitting a top speed of 187 mph (300 km/h).

  • LeStori

    “as a result of the crash but the driver will need to take a “fitness to drive course”. ”
    Maybe they should do this with all drivers and not just the “elderly”.
    However autos are a problem and often result in stupid accelerator/brake accidents. This affects all ages.

    • Nordschleife

      Isn’t that what a drivers test is for?

  • Jay

    I always park there (pedestrian underpass) he was doing it wrong.

  • Let’s just be glad that no one is injured, but yeah given how tight UK driving license are, I have feeling it’s just an accident rather than pure driver’s fault.

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