A hotel valet somehow managed to wedge a Porsche 911 Carrera underneath a Subaru, creating a brief modern art exhibit.
The accident happened at 8:20 AM. According to The Sydney Morning Herald, a valet at the Hyatt Regency Sydney Hotel was parking a customer’s Porsche 911 Carrera and accidentally managed to achieve a forward velocity high enough to lift a Subaru Crosstrek up and over the hood so that it became perched on top of the Porsche.
Luckily, nobody was injured, but it did look quite comical.
As for the cars themselves, the Crosstrek was largely unhurt, but the Porsche came away with some serious battle scars. The hood, front bumper, and fenders were all dented in. The 911 Carrera might be 10 years old, but it’s still a six-figure luxury sports car, so the repairs aren’t going to come cheap.
According to Matthew Talbot, the Hyatt Regency's director of sales and marketing, the valet is “in good spirits” following the accident and being given the rest of the day off. He’ll likely feel less good about it when he’s next up for a quarterly review.
"Hyatt Regency Sydney places the utmost importance on the safety of our staff and guests," said a Hyatt spokeswoman following the accident. "A full investigation is being conducted by hotel management over the next few days."
So how did this crazy crash even happen? As per The Daily Mail, the valet driver apparently thought the car was in reverse and not forward gear. He then stepped on the gas a little too aggressively and, well, the rest is history.
As much as it’s fun to poke at the poor valet driver who was only doing his job (albeit poorly), the real hero of the story is the Subaru Crosstrek. This car managed to take a speeding Porsche up its rear end so expertly that it came away with barely a scratch. Although, that may have more to do with the fact the Porsche was a soft top than the sturdy undercarriage of a Subaru.