Van driver in Paris ends up parked on steps of Metro station

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Van driver in Paris ends up parked on steps of Metro station
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For the second time in just a few days a driver in France has seen their vehicle end up in the entrance to a Metro station. This time it was in Paris.


Parisian drivers, especially those in vans have a tendency to park anywhere they want, much to the annoyance of pedestrians and local residents.
But on Wednesday one van driver took this to another level by leaving his vehicle on the steps of an entrance to a Paris Metro station. Albeit accidentally.
Two people suffered minor injuries in the incident which took place at around 1pm at Metro Corentin Cariou in the 19th arrondissement (see map below), according to French media reports.
It appears the driver may lost control of the vehicle, according to France info, although Le Parisien reported that the van had been parked on the pavement without the handbrake on, before it rolled forward and down the steps.
"It was not a malevolent act," said the police. 
Map: Google maps
Naturally photos quickly appeared on social media. 

While these kinds of incidents are fairly common, this is already the second of its kind to occur in just a few days. 

French driver confuses entrance to car park with Metro station... and gets a shock
And it's not the first time a driver has got a shock after finding themselves heading down towards the Paris Metro.

In 2014 The Local reported how motorist accidentally drove into a Metro station entrance on the Champs Elysées in Paris of all places.

The driver zipped off the busy Avenue Champs Elysees and drove onto the pavement towards what he believed was a car park, but it was only after making it down several stairs that he realized his mistake.

Driver takes wrong turn into Paris Metro station




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