Car and a tank hit – level 3

09-08-2023 15:00

An 18-year-old German driver of a hatchback Toyota had a lucky escape after a crash with a 62-tonne tank. She ended up unharmed after part of her car was crushed.

People say that the learner driver pulled out in front of a convoy of British military vehicles, apparently trying to make a left turn but ignored the tank’s right of way. The 24-year-old British soldier at the controls of the Challenger 2 tank was unable to stop his vehicle in time, but he did manage to turn it so that it crushed the engine of the car and not the driver.

The tank driver was cleared of any blame and people say that the damage on the hatchback is estimated at around 8,000 pounds (1,000 US dollars). As one could expect, the tank was unscathed.

Difficult words: 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).

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