We often hear the adage, “Do as I say, not as I do,” but sometimes, even the most basic principles are forgotten, leading to hilarious, albeit embarrassing, consequences. Such is the case of a rookie driver’s ed instructor who managed to crash a car right into the very driving school where they were supposed to teach safe driving practices. While most of us may not have been driving instructors, it’s safe to assume that a Hyundai Tucson was never meant to grace the school’s lobby.
According to a report by Denver7, the incident unfolded as the novice instructor was making their way to the driving school for an in-class training session, on only their second day of work. However, things took an unexpected turn when the car ended up crashing through the front of the building, turning what was supposed to be a routine day of education into a scene worthy of a comedy sketch.
Thankfully there was only one minor injury. Several people were able to dive out of harms way. The driver, an instructor at the business, was cited for a traffic violation. pic.twitter.com/tJcWTWqfmO— Lakewood Police Dept. (@LakewoodPDCO) August 8, 2023
Fortunately, the story didn’t turn tragic, as only one minor injury was reported, with most individuals inside the building managing to “dive out of harm’s way” just in time. The caption accompanying a photo shared by the Lakewood Police Department added an unintentional humor element, with the wreckage and a pair of contrails in the sky above the building inadvertently forming a giant “X,” marking the spot of the incident. It’s an image that’s hard to forget, making for a bizarrely memorable snapshot of the event.
The irony of the situation is not lost on anyone. The very instructor responsible for teaching driving skills ended up crashing into their own workplace. This scenario sheds light on the importance of ensuring that those tasked with teaching crucial skills actually practice what they preach. A driving instructor, much like any other teacher, is expected to set an example for their students, emphasizing safety and responsible behavior on the road. Unfortunately, in this case, the instructor demonstrated quite the opposite.
While the driving school mishap may have ended with an amusing photo and an instructor no longer teaching, it serves as a cautionary tale about the importance of practicing what you preach. As for the instructor’s future prospects, the thought of them returning to the same driving school for lessons does add an extra layer of awkwardness to an already unforgettable incident.