Vaguest Accident Description Ever Says Car Flipped When Put In Drive

Earlier today, a woman meant to put her car in reverse. She accidentally put it in drive. It then rolled over. Wait. What?

Here, verbatim, is the description of the accident from

The employee was in the 7 Ravenswood Road lot at 8:03 a.m. when instead of backing up she accidentally put the car in drive and it rolled over, Yonkers police Lt. Joseph Solicito said.


Ok, let's take a look at this beat by beat. Please envision these actions in your head as you read them, ok? I want to make sure I'm not missing anything.

She's at 7 Ravenswood Road, in a parking lot, in Yonkers. Ok, is that a parking garage? No. It's a lot.

My theory that she drove off the edge of a parking garage no longer holds water. Here's the other theory. She was supposed to be in reverse, but she put it in drive instead. My belief is it wasn't only that action that caused the flip. Something else happened.


Did a man come by and lift the car up? No. That seems unlikely. Hit by a herd of rhinos running by? I don't think there are rhinos in Yonkers, but I haven't been there in years. Wait. Wait.

What if she put it in drive, looked backwards to back up, hit the gas, and then ran up on a pole or tree or something similar, which then caused her to flip? That sounds like the most likely description to me.


Of course, we don't know for sure because we don't have the details. If this is how police reports are made in Yonkers these days, they might want to look into getting a little bit more descriptive in their writing.

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