Jaguar driver with '2FAST4U' number plate crashes £60,000 car into cafe

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The driver accidentally hit the accelerator rather than the brake (Picture: SWNS)
The driver accidentally hit the accelerator rather than the brake. (SWNS)

A Jaguar driver with a “2FAST4U” number plate was left embarrassed after she crashed her luxury £60,000 car into a cafe.

Diners had to scramble for safety as the Jaguar F-Type Coupe ploughed through barriers at the Botanicum Café & Grill in South Africa.

The woman, who has not been named, was lucky to escape with just wounded pride – having accidentally hit the accelerator rather than the brake.

Pictures show the extent of the damage at the cafe – and how the white V8 vehicle came to a rest at a 45-degree angle on a wall.

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Luckily no-one was hurt in the incident (Picture: SWNS)
Luckily no one was hurt in the incident. (SWNS)

Katie Dijzel, who took the photos, said: "I guess it brings a whole new meaning to a drive-through breakfast – but the driver was just so mortified.

"The car was gleaming and looked straight out of the showroom, but it seems with the new rules of social distancing what with coronavirus her car was not having any of it at all!

"The fortunate thing is that it was raining at breakfast time, as on a usual day there would have been diners sat at the table where the Jaguar came through the crash barriers.

"A man I assumed to be the husband turned up a short while later in his Mercedes, and it is fair to say he did not look best pleased when he saw the car several feet in the air.”

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Diners had to scramble for safety as the Jaguar F-Type Coupe ploughed through safety barriers (Picture: SWNS)
Diners had to scramble for safety as the Jaguar F-Type Coupe ploughed through barriers. (SWNS)

Dijzel said a waiter joked that if the lady wanted a table she only had to ring to make a reservation.

She added: "The man who turned up was not impressed and emptied her shopping out of the crashed Jaguar and put it in his Mercedes and she just sat in the front looking so embarrassed.

"I have sat at the very table where that car ended up, which brought it home to me what could have happened, but I still couldn’t help smiling when I saw the plate on the car."

No one was hurt in the incident.

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