A driver has died in a freak parking ticket machine accident after being left stuck for days.
The unidentified man, from Atlanta, US, arrived at the car park of the Starling Hotel on the 1000 block of Peachtree Street at around 12.15am on Thursday.
However, the driver soon realized he had forgotten to park his pickup truck in a parking spot.
The man went to open his car door to press the button which operates the exit gate.
But as he pressed the machine his arm became stuck after he accidentally rolled his car, which pinned him to the ticket machine.
Emergency services arrived at the car park, but the man was sadly pronounced dead at the scene.
The victim has not been named as of Friday.
The car park is used by Starling Atlanta Midtown hotel who have not provided any information regarding the tragic death.
Atlanta police confirmed they are investigating the death.
The freak accident follows the death of 23-year-old Victoria Strauss who died on January 18, 2021, when she became trapped between her car and a parking ticket machine in Downtown Columbus.
Police arrived at the scene at around 5.40am on January 19 after a security guard alerted authorities following the discovery of Strauss.
Columbus Police Department confirmed the woman was left trapped at around 11.37pm after CCTV footage captured her last moments before her tragic death.
Security footage from inside the garage shows Strauss at 45 Vine Street dropping her credit card as she attempted to pay for parking whilst she exited.
But when Strauss opened her car door to try and pick up the card, she accidentally put her foot on the accelerator, police confirmed.
Her car then crashed into the ticket machine and her head became trapped between her car and the ticket machine.
When police arrived the next day, she was found dead at the scene.
The Ohio State University graduate’s death left family and friends devastated as she was an aspiring therapist who wanted to help people.
Friend Brianna Domaeti told local news station WBNS 10TV after the accident: “She wanted to be a therapist; she was about to graduate grad school, she wanted to make a change in other people’s lives.”
Jacquelyn Castore, one of Victoria’s friends on the course, said they were part of the college’s dance team while undergraduates and were keen on honoring her through her favorite hobby.
She said: “When we feel her absence, we will be dancing for her now I think for the rest of our lives.”
Her university issued a statement at the time of her death which paid tribute to Strauss.
Ohio State University said: “Victoria Strauss was a graduate student in the College of Social Work.
“We were heartbroken to learn she passed away on Monday, and we extend our deepest sympathy to her family and friends during this difficult time.”