OAP driver crashes into metal fence trying to park

This is the astonishing moment an OAP driver smashed through a metal fence, flattened a sign and dragged a bike into the middle of a road after trying to reverse into a parking space. 

Paul Whiers, 63, was in work at his interior design firm in Harrogate, North Yorkshire, when he heard a loud crash.  

The business owner ran outside to find a 'shaken' elderly man and said the driver was 'a typical old person who lost control' as he drove into the main road, nearly hitting oncoming motorists.

An OAP driver smashed through a metal fence, flattened a sign and dragged a bike into the middle of a road after trying to reverse into a parking space in Harrogate, North Yorkshire 

An OAP driver smashed through a metal fence, flattened a sign and dragged a bike into the middle of a road after trying to reverse into a parking space in Harrogate, North Yorkshire 

Paul Whiers, 63, (pictured) was in work at his interior design firm when he heard a loud crash outside

Paul Whiers, 63, (pictured) was in work at his interior design firm when he heard a loud crash outside

The shocked driver then remained in the middle of the road for 20 seconds before pulling around the corner.

Paul, from Harrogate, said: 'Had there been anybody walking up the path it could have been a lot worse. It's very dangerous.

'We think he was trying to park. We thought he might have gotten his foot caught on the pedal and panicked.

The shocked driver then remained in the middle of the road for 20 seconds in a state of shock before pulling around the corner

The shocked driver then remained in the middle of the road for 20 seconds in a state of shock before pulling around the corner

'He was a typical old person backing up and losing control. You get this sort of thing all the time. The police car

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