And you thought backing into a pole in your first beater was bad.
Our hearts go out to the unidentified 17-year-old who rammed his R33 Nissan Skyline into a house just one hour after buying it. The incident happened in Darch, a suburb of Perth, Australia. According to a tweet from Daniel Donnelly, reporting for Ten Eyewitness News Perth at the accident scene, the car had on “P” plates. This means the driver had a provisional license, which sounds like the Australian equivalent of America’s learners permit. While this story sounds bad on its face—because it is— things could have been worse.
For starters, the driver and his passengers were uninjured. Also, no one was in the house at the time of the crash, 11:30 A.M. Finally, both the house and car don’t seem to be in bad shape whatsoever. Also, this is just a normal Skyline and not a GT-R. So, yeah, things could have been worse all around. As for the accident, well we don’t really know what happened and neither do the outlets that reported on this story. There are no skid marks to indicate hard braking and the lawn looks nothing like one that had just been rolled over by an out of control car. The house itself also looks to be intact, although we can’t see the view from the driver’s side door, which is of course located on the right.
Perth’s 7 News, which probably thought this story was an attempt to troll it using plot lines from “The Simpsons,” had additional photos of the crash but not much more in the way of info. The most likely explanation probably involves distracted driving at low speeds. It’s not hard to imagine a teenage boy snapchatting his awesome new car, hopping a curb and then love tapping a house. It’s unfortunate that he was driving a Skyline and not something tamer. This becomes a non-story if the car involved is a Toyota Corolla. Of course things could have been much, much worse for this teenager in terms of Internet notoriety. He could have been driving a Mustang.