Van winds up atop cars in parking lot crash

- Yes, parking in Clearwater can be really bad.  Tourists and residents alike are used to hunting for spots and negotiating clogged roads.  But when a van winds up on top of a sedan, even the most jaded beachgoers have to do a double-take.

That was the scene along Sand Key on Friday, when a minor parking lot accident sent a minivan -- with a 74-year-old woman at the wheel, a city spokesperson said -- crashing through a barrier and onto a two cars parked a few feet below.

Photos shared by Clearwater Fire Rescue showed the Kia van straddling atop the roof of a Buick and an Acura after crashing through a railing outside the Shoppes on Sand Key strip mall, just south of Sand Key Park.

Crews are planning to use a crane to lift the van from its delicate perch.

"You don't see this type of accident every day," CFR tweeted.

Thankfully, no one was injured.

Up Next:


Up Next

  • Van winds up atop cars in parking lot crash
  • Man who hit tow truck driver takes plea deal
  • Sundial, Bok Tower Gardens popular for eclipse-watchers
  • Busy MacDill AFB about to get busier
  • Elderly woman followed home from store, robbed in driveway
  • Ireland Nugent celebrates turning 7 years old
  • Pasco home explosion caused by improper fueling of generator
  • Judge, quoting Carly Simon, denies request to move trial so witness can watch eclipse
  • Manatee Co. monument brings protesters Monday night
  • Woman, deputies identifed involved in Hernando County deputy-involved shooting