Driving test ends in disaster after driver crashes into lamp post

CCTV shows driving test crash in Argentina

In the footage, posted by the BBC, the car can be seen driving around a course designed to resemble a public highway with a roundabout, several turns, and a zebra crossing.

As the car comes off a right-hand corner, it hits the kerb then accelerates suddenly, hitting an opposing kerb, missing a lamppost by a matter of inches before apparently careering towards a pole.

As it hits the lamp post, the front right corner of the small hatchback crumples and the vehicle rolls onto its side.

According to the CCTV footage, the dramatic episode happened on June 7 at around 9am local time.

According to reports, the driver was a 63-year-old woman who was subsequently taken to hospital where she was treated for minor injuries.

It has also been reported that Civil Defence teams and firefighters were called to help the woman get out of the car.

It is not known whether there was a driving instructor inside the vehicle or what caused the car to suddenly accelerate.

The footage going viral in the UK comes hours after it was announced by the Government that some driving examiners might go on strike.

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On the strikes, the Government said: “Some driving examiners who are members of the Public and Commercial Services (PCS) union are planning to take strike action at times during June.

“The strike action is part of national industrial action by the PCS union over pay, pensions, jobs and redundancy terms.”

Test centres across the UK will be affected by the strikes which could occur on the 15th, 16th, 19th, 22nd, and 23rd of June.

On the strikes, the Government added: “Not all examiners are PCS union members, and even if they are, they might choose not to go on strike. However, you can change your test to another date if you want to. You must give at least 3 clear working days’ notice to change your test date, or you’ll have to pay again.”

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