A young man took a crash course in driving from his mother on Friday – smashing his car into the side of a Harlem building while learning to park, she said.
Jorge Stanley, 22, was simply moving the Toyota Camry from side to side of the street when the accident happened near 150th Street and Convent Avenue around 10 a.m., according to his mother , Ramy Cabrera.
“His sneaker got stuck between the brake and the gas pedal and he couldn’t stop in time,” she told the Post. “He has a bigger size sneaker, and it got stuck.”
Stanley, who wears a size 12, ended up crashing his mother’s 2012 Toyota into the back of a parked car before pulling off the road and into the corner of a nearby apartment building, police say.
Authorities blamed the accident on “the driver’s inexperience” and let him go without a summons.
“He’s taking courses to get his driver’s license,” Cabrera explained. “He is about to pass the driving test. I told him he needed to practice parking, so I told him to move the car from side to side.
The mother and son were alone in the car, which was badly beaten at the front.
Photos showed them sitting on the pavement afterwards – Stanley looked dejected as he held his face in his hoodie while his mother inspected the damage. Two other people can be seen watching the car, but it is unclear what their relationship to Stanley or Cabrera is.
No one was injured, according to police.
“We’re both fine, but my son is nervous,” Cabrera said. “We don’t know how it will affect his test.”
Stanley has taken ten driving lessons so far – and apparently had never had an accident before.