Unidentified onlookers at the scene of the accident.
Unidentified onlookers at the scene of the accident.
WALTHAM POLICE

A teen’s first driving lesson in Waltham Friday afternoon may prove to be their most important.

Waltham Police tweeted this picture of a flipped car on Calvary Street, in which a student driver and their passenger luckily sustained only “very minor” injuries.

A woman who claimed to witness the crash said the car hit a tree, causing it to flip.

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“First driving lesson didn’t go very well,” the tweet’s author observed.

Here’s hoping the teen takes the constructive life lesson in stride and gives it a (safer) second try—assuming their parents let them behind the wheel anytime in the near future.

While it’s not the best first day behind the wheel, there have been worse—check out this Reddit thread of driving instructor horror stories, including a driver that ran over two cats on their first lesson.