Sydney valet 'parks' Porsche under SUV

The accident occurred near the Hyatt Regency Sydney yesterday. The valet was trying to park the Porsche when, instead of reversing, the car reportedly accelerated into the back of the Subaru SUV and ended up under it instead.
The accident occurred near the Hyatt Regency Sydney yesterday. The valet was trying to park the Porsche when, instead of reversing, the car reportedly accelerated into the back of the Subaru SUV and ended up under it instead.PHOTO: REUTERS

SYDNEY • A hotel valet gave a whole new meaning to the term double-parking when he accidentally drove a Porsche sports car under a sport utility vehicle outside a Sydney hotel.

The accident occurred near the Hyatt Regency Sydney in the city centre yesterday. The valet was trying to park the Porsche when, instead of reversing, the car reportedly accelerated into the back of the Subaru SUV and ended up under it, the Sydney Morning Herald reported. The authorities had to cut the driver out of the car as a crowd watched during morning rush hour, the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) online said.

Hyatt Regency's director of sales and marketing, Mr Matthew Talbot, told ABC the valet was not injured. "Obviously the staff member was embarrassed and a little bit shocked, it kind of scooped the other car up, but the main thing is that he's OK."

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on June 01, 2018, with the headline 'Sydney valet 'parks' Porsche under SUV'. Print Edition | Subscribe