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DETMOLD, Germany - While some teenagers are taking selfies and tweeting up a storm about Kim Kardashian's pregnancy an unnamed German teen escaped unscathed after her car was crushed when she inadvertently turned into the path of a convoy of British tanks.

Her Toyota Yaris came up against a Challenger 2 battle tank and, as you can see in the image below, the tank won. The track marks will be difficult to remove...

Lippe police, a district close to Bielefeld in the north-east of Germany released the dramatic photograph.

Lippe police spokesman Lars Risserbusch said the 18-year-old apparently didn't see (just how is that possible?) the convoy when she made a left turn in front of it. The lead battle tank was unable to stop in time and the 62-ton machine drove over the front of her Toyota Yaris.


The tanks, from a British base in nearby Paderborn, were traveling through a military manoeuvres area that was also open to public traffic on their way to training exercises on Monday (June 1) morning.

The British army did make a statement the The Guardian, which read: "We can confirm that there was a road traffic incident involving a Challenger 2 tank and a car driven by a German national. The Royal Military Police are working alongside the German civil police to investigate the incident."

Police estimated repairs to the Yaris would cost the equivalent of R163 000.

The tank was unscathed. Teens, stick to selfies please... except when driving, of course!

TANKED: An 18-year-old German teen apparently didn't see a 62-ton tank as she rounded a corner and, the Challenger 2 battle tank couldn't stop in time. Image: Lippe police/Facebook

Wheels24 readers response...

Henri Steppe thinks this Zastava 750 (below) fondly known as the Fico would have done a better job. Image: Facebook

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