‘Impatient’ Driver Impales His Vehicle On a Post Brampton


Peel Police discovered a car impaled on post in Brampton.
Peel Police discovered a car impaled on post in Brampton.

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It was an unbelievable sight, to be sure.

Peel Regional Police are urging motorists to take care on their morning commutes after finding a vehicle impaled on a post in a Brampton, Ont., parking lot, resting on only its front wheels.

An “impatient” driver sped through a parking lot in the Ray Lawson Boulevard and McLaughlin Road area Monday morning, police said.

Police say the driver, with two small children, was rushing to get them to school and decided to cut through the parking lot to save time — only to strike a pair of yellow parking poles.

“They struck one of those poles, which bent and tipped the car upward like that,” Peel police spokeswoman Const. Rachel Gibbs said.

Police say the yellow poles act as a barrier near an accessibility ramp to deter drivers from parking there.

There were no injuries, police say, but the driver has “some explaining to do.”

Const. Gibbs said there was “significant damage” to the car’s undercarriage.

Peel police tweeted the image earlier Monday and not surprisingly, it was met with disbelief online.

A popular sentiment: how does one manage this?

“It’s such an unusual thing to see,” Gibbs agreed. Charges are likely, she said.

“Take your time,” Gibbs said. “Leave early, if necessary. The safety of our children is paramount.”

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