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German Motorist 'Catapulted' Into Second Floor of Building

by Andy Eckardt /  / Updated 
The Mercedes crashed into a building in Markgroeningen, Germany, on Saturday.
The Mercedes crashed into a building in Markgroeningen, Germany, on Saturday.Frank Herlinger / 7aktuell.de

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In a unique parking feat, a 79-year-old motorist escaped unscathed after catapulting her Mercedes through the air and landing in the second floor of German storage depot.

“It is believed that the elderly lady fell into a microsleep for a few seconds and came off the steep road with her car,” police spokeswoman Yvonne Schächtele told NBC News.

After driving across a field, the vehicle was “catapulted upwards by a ditch” and she landed around 10 feet off the ground on the upstairs floor of the logistical firm near Markgroeningen, Germany.

The local fire department deployed six vehicles and 33 rescue workers to the crash site and had to use a crane to lift the vehicle from its unusual parking space.

Total damage was estimated to be more than $60,000.

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