A Mercedes owner made a potentially costly mistake after accidentally hitting the accelerator instead of reverse and mounting a bin.
The unnamed driver of the brand-new £25,000 A Class model was mocked online after it ended up suspended off the ground, while mounted on the bin.
The unusual crash happened outside a Spar shop on Chester Road, Preston Brook, Cheshire, on Saturday (27 November) morning.
According to the police, the driver had just bought the automatic car and somehow managed to mistake drive for reverse.
Writing on the Daresbury and Windmill Police Facebook page, the force said: “Assisted with a minor RTC in Preston Brook this morning.
“A driver who had a newly acquired automatic vehicle mistook drive for reverse and parked on the rubbish bin.
“Apologies if you were unable to access the shops car park whilst we were recovering the vehicle.
“Happily the bin came away mostly unscathed as we managed to pop it back in place. Damage has been reported to the parish council.”
As you can imagine, there was a bit of a pile on social media with one person commenting: “His parking is rubbish.”
Someone else wrote: “Test results are back. Can a Mercedes fit in a bin? Answer: no.”
While a third person joked: “Did you ask the driver where they had bin?”
Earlier this year, an Aussie mum went viral after she revealed she’d bought her nine-year-old daughter and seven-year-old son a brand-new Merc.
Businesswoman and TV personality Roxy Jacenko splashed out on daughter Pixie and son Hunter because she is 'super proud' of them.
Pixie - who has almost 90,000 followers on Instagram - works alongside her mum, and in May she launched launched her own business toy business called Pixie Fidgets.
And as a ‘thank you’ gift Roxy bought her kids a Mercedes-Benz GL - which can cost up to AU $267,000 (£142k) for the top of the range version.
She told news.com.au: "I'm super proud of her and her brother. Pixie's idea to add fidgets and sensory toys to her bow business, which many people said wouldn't be popular, has been a huge success.
"The help both her brother and her give me on the buying (every night we work on new style selections and argue over it), the packing, the restocking, goes well beyond their years so the new car was a reward.
"We've made a pact, we must keep going, work harder. Next it's a Rolls Royce."
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