Friday, October 25, 2013

CAR DRIVES DOWN THE ART MUSEUM STEPS - Photo and Video

I was driving down the BF Parkway home. Since I live across from the steps I know what looks normal there, two headlights didn't fit that bill. I got stuck at traffic light w/cars in front of me, so video starts as he's closer to the bottom.

 I've seen bikers go down the steps, sledders, people in boxes
 People on rollerblades, even a motorcycle once
Emin Faki, 20 (so I was 10 years off from my guestimate)

 but never a car

A 2nd video has surfaced, showing that the car did indeed roll down the stairs after the guy started his car to warm it up, but didn't put it in park.



NSFW language
 Murtaza Gurcanli who filmed the above says:
"There is a lot of attention right now about the car driving down the Art Museum steps. Not saying it was right or wrong, but it was not intentional. I do not know the person who owns the vehicle, I was just there enjoying the scenery of Philadelphia when this freak accident happened.

I was with a couple people on the top steps, when all the sudden we look up and see this persons car start rolling off the steps. We all yelled as it was happening. The owner of the car jumped in front of his car, then proceeded to jump INTO his car all while roaring down the steps to stop it.

After he was able to stop the car, he was already down two flights of steps, and had no choice but to continue on this path.

He did not do this to be reckless or funny, he drove down the steps because he had to.

I have video from my phone right after it happened. We were all stunned that a car with no one in it started to drive down the steps; I immediately turned my phone on and got my camera ready.

I do enjoy the view from the Art Museum especially at that spot, I hope it doesn't get closed, but maybe the Art Museum could reduce their risk exposure by putting up stop blocks like they have directly behind the stairs...Seems like they are in the wrong position if you ask me.

Honestly, I hope this person doesn't get into too much trouble because it was all just a freak accident. I am actually pretty amazed that he jumped in front of his car, managed to get in it and stop it before entering onto Kelly drive/the circle. Now that would have been bad.

Please excuse the obscenities throughout the video, it was just a pretty wild moment.

It was pretty crazy, my friends and I were all talking about how they should have stop blocks since cars can just park up there. We were all joking about who was going to do it, when the car decided to take matters into its own hands."

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Can you zoom in and see the license plate?

Anonymous said...

And this is a perfect example of the garbage our Public School System is producing.