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Driver hits wrong pedal, car crashes into a Vancouver real estate office

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Vancouver Realtor, Laura Clarke recently got a call from her alarm company alerting her to a window alarm that had been triggered, to which Clarke assumed a newspaper hit the brokerage window, reports local paper, The Province.

Responding to the alarm, Clarke arrived at her offices to discover it was a ton and a half vehicle smashed into the front offices, destroying the office of her sister Brooke who was not (but Clarke laments that she could have been) in the office at the time, given odd hours Realtors tend to work.

Authorities determined it was an accident as the driver had been attempting to pull into a nearby parking space and hit the wrong pedal, sending the Chevrolet Cavalier crashing partially through a second wall before coming to a stop. Neither the driver or passenger were injured, according to a group of firefighters who had been nearby.

No injuries, team puts up humorous sign:

“I couldn’t believe it had happened,” Clarke told The Province. “Everything in the office was a write-off.”

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The Cavalier has been removed and the window boarded up with the offices already back to operating as normal, with a sign stating “Team Clarke’s drive-through window was a smashing success.” Clarke has a good sense of humor about it, but is reportedly grateful no one was working at the time.

Tara Steele is the News Director at The American Genius, covering entrepreneur, real estate, technology news and everything in between. If you'd like to reach Tara with a question, comment, press release or hot news tip, simply click the link below.



  1. Erik Williams

    September 14, 2011 at 5:18 pm

    Glad no one was hurt. Great way to spin some publicity and make the most out of a bad situation!

  2. Kevin "Troll" Tomlinson

    September 14, 2011 at 11:26 pm

    OMg this is dreadful.

    1. Vancouver. Give me liberty or give me death, like.
    2. A late model Chevy Cavalier…the horror.

  3. Kevin "Troll" Tomlinson

    September 14, 2011 at 11:29 pm

    omg she has "drop" ceilings in her office. This was blessing ..well not really in disguise..well because just LOOK at that awning. The psychological ramifications …well this ….ohhh poor people, grody.

  4. Kevin "Troll" Tomlinson

    September 14, 2011 at 11:34 pm

    what's with the pumpkin colored office and the blue window frames? don't they have any homos in Vancouver. She, like, needs a gay to 'read' her for that mess. Oh the horror.

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