Car and a Tank Hit - level 3

Car and a Tank Hit - level 3

05-06-2015 07:00

Inevitably, in a battle between 62-tonnes of armour and a hatchback, there's only going to be one winner. But the 18 year old German driver of the Toyota did have a lucky escape after the crash in Germany. She ended up unharmed after part of her car was crushed.

Police say the learner driver had pulled out in front of a convoy of British military vehicles in the town of Augustdorf. She was apparently trying to make a left turn but ignored the tank's right of way.

The 24-year-old British driver at the controls of the Challenger 2 tank was unable to stop his vehicle in time, but did manage to turn it so that it crushed the engine of the car and not the driver.

Police have cleared the tank driver of any blame and say the damage is estimated at around 8,000 pounds. Unsurprisingly, the tank was unscathed.

Difficult words: inevitably (as is certain to happen), hatchback (a car with a door across the full width at the back end), convoy (a group of vehicles travelling together), apparently (according to the way things look), right of way (right to drive into a road before other vehicles), unscathed (not damaged).


Do you always follow right of way when you drive?

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