Reuters

Perhaps it wanted to go green.

In Paris, an accident led to a fascinating photo op - a car jammed into the steps of the Chaussee d'Antin La Fayette Metro station. The driver (who is fine, incidentally) mistook the steps for underground parking. "I made a mistake," a distraught Johan told AFP. Luckily, no one was hurt and the car was quickly returned to level ground. According to AFP, a waiter at a nearby restaurant said this same thing happened a couple of years ago.

Photo credit: Mal Langsdon/Reuters

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