The driver of this vehicle was lucky to walk away without serious injuries

An elderly Baily Avenue resident was lucky to escape injury last week when he accidentally pushed the accelerator rather than the brakes while backing out of his garage.  His car hit the retaining wall and flipped violently onto its roof smashing the windows.

The motorist managed to crawl to safety while neighbours quickly called 911.

Cote Saint-Luc EMS, Public Security, Montreal Police and Fire responded. The man was treated by CSL EMS until the arrival of the Urgences Santé ambulance. He only suffered minor scrapes and bruises and was transported to hospital by ambulance for further evaluation as a precaution.

Luckily the car did not continue to accelerate into the street where local kids often play street hockey.