Cars are like, so confusing, you guys. Especially the part about the pedals. There's two of them! How are we supposed to know which one does what? Hell, mine has three of them, and a wobbly stick thing in the center console. I don't even know what's going on half the time!


That's why it's completely understandable how this man crashed his car into a Martinez, Calif. gas station after police officials there say he pressed the gas pedal instead of the brake.

The Contra Costa Times reports that the gas station attendant quickly hit the emergency shut-off button, stopping the flow of gas to the pumps. The driver's Chevy Cavalier and at least one other vehicle were completely destroyed in the blaze.


Lucikly, our pals over at The Smoking Tire managed to capture some insane video of the fire. They say "The driver tried to make a yellow light, and when he turned at a high rate of speed, his car understeered and went right into the gas station. " That's when he hit a pump and the Ford Escape, causing both to be engulfed in flames.

Exactly when he confused the brake pedal and gas pedal isn't clear, but hopefully this driver will work harder to figure out what each one does from now on.

All kidding aside, the good news is that nobody was hurt. This could have gone a lot worse than it did.

Thanks for the tip Matt Farah!

Video credit The Smoking Tire

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