Video: Hyundai rewards victim of ’X5 parking accident’ with a new Elantra Touring

Remember that outrageous parking mishap that occurred a week ago in Ontario, Canada involving a BMW X5 driving on top of two cars?

It turns out that the surveillance video capturing the whole incident has been a popular video over the Internet with over 1.5 million people having watched the incident. One of the unfortunate victims of the accident was one Todd Jamison, who, if you watch the video again, owns the white Hyundai Elantra that the X5 unceremoniously flattened.

The sad part is, Jamison just finished off paying for the car a month ago so you could imagine his dismay seeing his freshly paid-for Elantra get flattened beyond repair. Fortunately, the folks from Hyundai motors Canada got hold of the video and decided to lift up Mr. Jamison’s spirits by
giving him a brand-new Hyundai Elantra Touring. It’s a pretty nice gesture from Hyundai and – as you can see in the video – something that Todd Jamison didn’t see coming.

As far as the woman responsible for the mishap, we don’t know if she felt guilty and wanted to turn herself in or she was just plain stupid returning to the scene of her crime because the day after the accident, she came back to Extreme Fitness and was identified by one of its employees. From what we’ve gathered, Little Miss Destruction Derby has been charged with failing to remain at the scene of an accident.

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Source: Hyundai Canada

Kirby Garlitos
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