A Porsche 911 has run into a Subaru in the drive of the Hyatt Regency on Sussex St Sydney. Picture: John Grainger
A Porsche 911 has run into a Subaru in the drive of the Hyatt Regency on Sussex St Sydney. Picture: John Grainger

Hotel valet drives Porsche Carrera Cabriolet under a Subaru

A HOTEL valet has escaped unhurt after driving a customer's Porsche into - and underneath - the back of another car in a Sydney CBD hotel driveway.

A police spokeswoman confirmed the man had been trapped in the accident, as the Porsche convertible he was driving became pinned underneath a Subaru.

A Police Rescue team had to jack up the rear of the Subaru to free the man, who miraculously emerged unscathed.

It appears the unlucky valet selected reverse instead of drive before ramming the bright orange Subaru in the customer's Porsche Carrera S cabriolet.

That’s no way to treat a Porsche. The aftermath of the accident. Picture: Chris Harris
That’s no way to treat a Porsche. The aftermath of the accident. Picture: Chris Harris

A spokeswoman for the Hyatt Regency hotel confirmed two vehicles had been damaged in the driveway of the hotel shortly after 8am this morning.

"We are currently undergoing a full assessment together with the local authorities and the vehicle owners on the incident," she said.

"The staff member involved was not injured."

Police Rescue removed the Porsche from under the Subaru and freed the driver. Picture: John Grainger
Police Rescue removed the Porsche from under the Subaru and freed the driver. Picture: John Grainger

The man in question has been given the day off and the hotel says an investigation will ensue.

"Hyatt Regency Sydney places the utmost importance on the safety of our staff and guests and a full investigation is being conducted by hotel management over the next few days," she said.


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