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Car Dangles from Oregon Parking Garage

MILWAUKIE, Ore. – Clackamas County officials say an 83-year-old man accidentally crashed his car through a concrete wall of a parking garage, leaving the car dangling on the edge of the second floor, then walked back to his room at a Milwaukie retirement community.

Clackamas Fire District No. 1 firefighters were called to the Willamette View Manor’s parking garage shortly after noon Monday. They found the Lexus hanging half out of the parking garage and the driver uninjured in his room.

The driver was identified as Kenneth Schiedel. He tells The Oregonian, “I feel like the village idiot.” Fire District spokesman Steve McAdoo says the man told rescuers he accidentally pressed the gas pedal instead of the brake.

Sheriff’s spokesman Jim Strovink says the accident is under investigation.

Fire crews secured the car to keep it from falling to the ground until a tow truck could arrive.

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Information from: The Oregonian, http://www.oregonlive.com