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Not Ferris Bueller: Car drives through back wall of Cape garage

The Barnstable Fire Department shared images of the damage.

West Barnstable Fire Department
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In a scenario reminiscent of an iconic scene in the 1986 John Hughes movie “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off” — although no doubt much scarier for the driver involved — a car crashed through the back wall of a garage on Cape Cod last week, according to the West Barnstable Fire Department. 

A woman driving her Volkswagen Taos into her garage accidentally accelerated right through its back wall Friday afternoon, when officials were called to the scene.

Her injuries are non-life-threatening, though images show major damage to the garage and the car: the front of the vehicle went through the wall of the raised garage and hit the ground nose-down several yards below.

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The garage had been fitted with a two-inch lip that would require drivers to accelerate when pulling in, local officials told Boston 25 News.

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