Woman taking driving test runs over and kills the examiner
Driving is a rite of passage. For many teenagers, getting a license means growing up. The plastic card comes with the freedom to go wherever they want, whenever they want. And for parents, losing children to easy-to-get-to places can be difficult. It reminds adults that their kids are ageing quickly before their eyes.
Passing a driving test can bring anxiety to any teenager who has rarely been behind the wheel. "What if I forget where the brakes are? What if I don't see a stop sign?" It can even panic more experienced individuals who have probably been in a car thousands of times before, like one woman in Poland.
A 68-year-old woman hit and killed her driving test examiner in Rybnik on Monday during her test.
At the time of the accident, the woman was testing out testing manoeuvres the 35-year-old examiner had taught her. She ran over the examiner, and he died at the scene from his injuries.
In a video showing the car being loaded onto a truck to haul it away, viewers see the front bumper and plate hanging off the vehicle.
Ryzard Czepczor, deputy police commissioner, said while speaking to TVP Info:
"A 68-year-old woman, in circumstances which are unknown at the present time, hit the examiner, who unfortunately as a result of his injuries died at the scene."
A translated piece from the local police statement reads:
"The event took place around 1.30 pm on the maneuver square of the Voivodeship Road Traffic Center at Ekonomiczna Street in Rybnik.
"The reasons, course and circumstances of this tragic event are explained by the Rybnik investigators and the prosecutor's office."
Next time you take a driving test, take special precautions. Make sure you always know where your examiner is if they happen to be outside of the car.