‘Strange way to park a car’: Odd Gravesend crash turns car upside down

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A Gravesend collision turned an SUV upside down.
Photo by Todd Maisel

The driver of an SUV crashed into a parked car in Gravesend on Saturday night, flipping his own car over.

Neighbors on W. Seventh Street by Avenue P heard a loud bang at around 9:30 pm, and discovered the 2018 Jeep Renegade flipped over in a parking space between two other vehicles, they said.

Residents marveled at how the upside-down Jeep was almost perfectly parked in the space between a Honda Accord and another SUV.

“I saw a white guy walking away from the Jeep and started walking towards Avenue P, but when he got to the corner, he started running,” said a witness who didn’t want to be identified.

“I can’t believe that Jeep ended up almost perfectly in the parking space,” said Jennifer Belsky, a resident of the block.

The Jeep struck a van, seriously damaging its rear end. Police believe the owner of the vehicle lives nearby, but was not found at the location.

Emergency Service officers were able to flip the vehicle over.

Police are checking video footage from a nearby building to identify the driver.

Residents of W. Seventh Street couldn’t believe that a Jeep ended up upside down in a parking space.Photo by Todd Maisel