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Wreck ignition for 'ghost car' that started on its own
November 7, 2005

Kempten, Germany: A "ghost car" that started itself up without a driver, travelled in a curve and rammed a wall left residents of a city in Germany's Alpine foothills scratching their heads in puzzlement yesterday.

Police said they were called to register the freak collision on Saturday.

A woman witness described how the engine of the parked car suddenly sprang into life and it moved off driverless in a semicircle before hitting the wall and stalling.


Police established that the car was locked and there was no key in the ignition. A gear was engaged.

The owner-driver could not be contacted, so the car was lifted back into its original parking spot by a tow-crane. The damage to the car and wall were minor.

"We are fairly convinced it did start itself," said a police spokesman.



- Sapa-dpa


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