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Car malfunctions, sends a guy speeding at 125MPH for 1 hour with no brakes

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Frank Lecerf's vehicle, which was modified for disabled drivers, got stuck at 60MPH. When applying the brakes, the car accelerated further. He kept trying to brake, which then caused the car to accelerate up to 200KPH/125MPH and it got stuck.

 

Police escorted the speeding vehicle as toll booths are warned to keep their gates open. Miraculously, despite speeding for 1 hour, he didn't hit anything and the car ended up in a ditch after running out of petrol.

 

Epic Driving Skills, man! Smiley LOL

 

Source Article: The Guardian

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Feb 14, 2013
Good to see that the Police were able to escort him to safety.
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Re: Car malfunctions, sends a guy speeding at 125MPH for 1 hour with no brakes

Feb 15, 2013
Does nobody think ever of just turning off the engine? Smiley Indifferent The article doesn't specify...

I remember about a year ago, when that whole "stuck acceleration" with Toyotas was going on. There was this woman on the phone with 911 saying, "zOMG CaNT STOP!" and the 911 operator was like, "Uh, turn off the ignition?" Lady was amazed it worked...and stated in her post-interview she would have never thought to do that.
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Feb 15, 2013

Man I am seeing a bunch of kool topics this morning... 

 

Thanks for posting this (Kudos)

 

How old was the guy can you imagine a 80 year old flying at that speeds.

 

I wonder if he soiled himself?

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