A rookie driver practicing to drive at a cemetery lost control of her Range Rover and crashed into eight headstones after hitting the gas instead of the brakes.

Police in Melrose, Massachusetts, US, said the driver was an older woman who never learned to drive, admitting they “probably shouldn’t have” got their permit.

Officers with the Melrose Police Department responded to the incident at Wyoming Cemetery at around 2:30pm on Saturday and found a wrecked Range Rover and a row of battered headstones.

Melrose police Lieutenant David Mackey said the woman, 53, mistakenly stepped on the gas pedal instead of the brakes sending her crashing into the tombstones.

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“It was an older woman who just never learned to drive, apparently just recently got her permit, and probably shouldn’t have.

“What can you do? Accidents happen.”



“It was an older woman who just never learned to drive, apparently just recently got her permit, and probably shouldn’t have,” police said

Mackey added: “No crime involved, just an unfortunate accident with a considerable amount of damage.”

The unidentified driver had a relative who is a licensed operator riding with her, police said. Neither of them was injured.

The officer added that the vehicle was towed away from the scene.

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The monuments were propped up in their original positions by the Department of Public Works, Lyle told FOX 2.

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The police department is still investigating the incident.

The news comes after officers in England pulled over an idiot driver in a tiny Volkswagen loaded with an “unbelievable” amount of timber that appeared to leave huge cracks in the windscreen of the vehicle.

Merseyside Police’s Roads Policing unit arrested the driver in Liverpool on a busy bypass on Thursday.

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The driver was arrested on suspicion of drug driving and the car was taken away by cops because of its bad condition, police said on Twitter.



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