Vehicle cuts path of destruction through busy Victoria parking lot

Blue Subaru damages seven vehicles in parking lot near Beacon Hill petting zoo

Seven vehicles are damaged after the driver of a blue Subaru wove a path of destruction through the parking lot near the Beacon Hill petting zoo.

The driver hit several vehicles as he drove down the lot, eventually crossing a curbed median and launching on top of a white hatchback.

Police are still investigating the incident, but report no serious injuries at this stage. Police believe that it may have been an incident of the Subaru driver mistaking the accelerator pedal for the brake pedal.

“We came to a report of a multiple vehicle [ incident] and when we got on scene we found one car on top of the other,” said Const. Mike Jarosz. “Our investigation is ongoing right now but it appears that there is nothing criminal in nature…the driver might have mixed up break and accelerator.”

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The incident drew a considerable crowd as it happened in one of the region’s most popular and busiest parks. Beacon Hill Park is not only popular with locals but also tourists, who come to enjoy the park’s beauty and various attractions that include the Beacon Hill Children Children’s Farm.

Circle Drive was closed to traffic in both directions while crews cleared the scene.

No other details are available at this stage, but Black Press will update this story as they become available.

With files from Nina Grossman.

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