Here’s How Not To Valet Park A Porsche

Bruce Parkinson, Open Jaw

You know that sinking feeling you get when you really screw up? Spare a thought for the hotel valet in Sydney, Australia, who REALLY screwed up when asked to park a Porsche Carrera for a guest.

The valet managed to wedge the expensive car under the SUV parked in front of it -- and ram a second parked car against a row of metal bollards.

"I saw the valet hit the car in front from a parked position," said Jonathan Bouzaid, who watched events unfold and posted photos to Instagram.

"He then must have panicked and hit the accelerator causing the Porsche to go further under the orange car and pushing the white car into the bollards," Bouzaid said.

"I think the valet wasn't aware of the power that you get when starting a Porsche," he added. The luxurious sports car can accelerate from 0 to 100km/h in less than five seconds, according to the company's website. 

The valet had to be cut free from the wreckage but wasn't hurt and was sent home to rest, said Camilla Cooper, a spokeswoman for the Hyatt Regency hotel in central Sydney. Likely with a pillow over his head.

The incident is being investigated, and the hotel is working with the owner of the car to settle insurance.

Bruce Parkinson

Bruce Parkinson Editor-in-Chief

An observer and analyst of the Canadian and international travel industries for over 25 years, Bruce uses the pre-dawn hours to prepare a daily news and information package to keep industry members up to date.

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