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Dozy driver Manfred Gans demolished a garage when his foot slipped trying to park outside his home in Espelkamp, Germany.

Gans, 42, shot down the road at high speed, smashed through a hedge and slammed into the side wall of a neighbour's garage, writing off his Volkswagen Polo and causing 20,000 GBP damage to the building, say police.

"Luckily the garage was empty so other cars were involved but it will be still be quite an insurance claim," said a police spokesman.

Paramedics say Gans is recovering from serious injuries in hospital.

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