Accidents are seldom funny, but occasionally you hear about some weird ones that make you wonder what people were thinking. When you get into a fender-bender or whether you're involved in a really serious accident, you can probably rest assured that you didn't do anything as particularly noteworthy as some of the following drivers did:
In 2016, one woman lost control of her vehicle while backing out of her space at the post office. Her car hit an SUV, drove over the sidewalk, and finally stopped when it crashed into a flowerpot at a nearby gas station. The culprit? Trash in her car. Not just a few pieces of paper or a coffee cup. Her entire car was filled with trash from the floor boards to the ceiling. How she was able to sit in her car, much less see out of it or drive, boggles the mind. Apparently, the pieces of trash lodged onto her pedals, causing her to lose control. It'll give you extra incentive to clean up your car now.
Warning: Seeing your mom while driving might cause an accident. At least, that's what happened to one 13-year old who stole a car and then saw mom while he was driving. Evidently, that was too much for him and he plowed right into a tree. Besides the bruised ego, he also broke his nose and injured his hip, not to mention the pile of charges he faced.
Start Them Young
The joyriding 13-year old isn't the only kid who recently decided to try his hand at driving. In 2013, while dad was unloading a pickup, his two-year-old son decided to check out the controls. The result? His neighbor ended up with a new window and some fresh air. The damage was pretty extensive, destroying two windows, the gas line, the water line, and wrecking the home's brick wall. The kid was fine and the neighbors were surprisingly understanding.
This is Your Brain on Drugs...
In 2017, one man thought it was a good idea to get high on methamphetamine and go driving pantless with his two young daughters in the back seat. After he crashed, he told police he thought he was dreaming about being in a car accident. His two daughters suffered only minor bruises. As if that wasn't strange enough, not only was he missing his trousers, but he was wearing a woman's blouse and prosthetic breasts. He also had women's panties and a nearly full jar or urine on the floor. This was the man's third DUI.
Make That "To Go"
It's not necessarily uncommon for people to run into businesses, but when you run into the local pizza joint with your car and then order a pizza that's a bit noticeable. The man seemed to take the accident all in stride and was calm when he placed his order. No one was hurt, the man's car was actually small enough to go through the door and didn't cause structural damage, but the man didn't get his pizza before he had to go to the hospital.