Gainesville student driver has unfortunate mix-up while parking

By: KXII-TV Staff Email
By: KXII-TV Staff Email

GAINESVILLE, Tex. -- Learning to drive is often a process of trial and error, but one local teen made a big mistake over the weekend.

Police in Gainesville say a teen student driver was involved in an accident that happened at the Trails Inn Restaurant in Gainesville.

Police say the boy was pulling into a parking spot, but rather than hitting the brake, he pushed the gas, and collided with the restaurant.

Police say the teen's dad says the boy was just learning how to drive.


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  • by Amy on Mar 12, 2008 at 07:39 AM
    Ok people act like you are perfect, but just because he made a mistake doesn't mean he had no driving experience. This is the kind of thing that happens at any age. And for those who didn't know people can drive at 16. He was probably with some friends going to lunch, because Gainesville is an open campus so the kids leave for lunch. It wasn't his Dad's fault or an instructor, i was just a simple mistake, get over yourselves and leave this poor kid alone.
  • by relieved Location: Marietta on Mar 11, 2008 at 07:11 PM
    poor kid I can't imagine what that must have been like, I'm just glad that he's ok and nobody was injured in this, property can be repaired but not lives....
  • by Anonymous Location: Gainesville on Mar 11, 2008 at 06:07 PM
    You all make these rude comments about a poor kid learning to drive but let this happen to your own child and then you will be a more understanding. As a teacher and parent - mistakes happen! It is okay to make them....just learn from them and I am sure this kid has a learned an important lesson from this incident.
  • by tonya Location: denison on Mar 11, 2008 at 04:31 PM
    ERICK your an idiot.does your family know your an idiot.why dont you move and take your family with you.you never did anything wrong did you.we dont want you in denison
  • by Lost $$$ Location: Ardmore on Mar 11, 2008 at 03:06 PM
    Beware of the "white van speaker scam" Do not buy anything from people in parking lots claiming to be selling you $2500.00 Home Theater Systems when they are actually cheap speakers!!Look out for a white Chevy plain van Texas tag # 21HBV5. They were here in Ardmore Monday 3/10/08! Call the Ardmore Police if you see it 580-223-3121 please Help catch these crooks before they get you!
  • by Erick Gent Location: Denison on Mar 11, 2008 at 01:09 PM
    I live in the country and I don't want your lousy driving kids out here jepordizing my family's safety either. Learn to drive in your own neighborhoods!
  • by Anonymous Location: gordonville on Mar 11, 2008 at 08:11 AM
    people with years of experience do the same thing. The dad should have taken him to some of the back roads to teach him, or do what my dad did and take him to a school parking lot on the weekends when no one is there and them him work on parking.
  • by Tammy Location: Cartwright on Mar 11, 2008 at 08:04 AM
    First of all I feel so sorry for the teen. I know that at that age most teens get embarrassed by even the little things, but I always thought the instructor had a brake as well, if so why didn't he respond and hit the brake?
  • by Lynn Location: Sherman on Mar 11, 2008 at 06:47 AM
    READ the whole article people! He was a student. To those of you born before 1920, that means he probably only had a learners permit...
  • by Anonymous Location: howe on Mar 10, 2008 at 07:10 PM
    Ok, if the kid did not have license he should have not even been behind the wheel of that car
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