A tough battle for a parking space

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An elderly man had quite a fright after backing his car at high speed through a seventh-floor exterior wall of a multi-storey car park.

Ralph Hudson, 67, said his foot got stuck between the brake and accelerator pedal of his white Mercedes as he was backing up in the car park in a Bank of America building in the centre of Tulsa, Oklahoma, on Wednesday.

The car burst through the building's exterior wall, showering debris on a parking lot below before stopping just in time. The car's boot and part of its back wheels were left hanging precariously out of the building but officials were able to safely drive it back inside.

A police officer, Jason Willingham, said that Mr Hudson was not ticketed over the incident.