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This would be fun, until it turned scary

March 15th, 2006 (12:22 pm)

Via the UK Telegraph:

A motorist was trapped in his car driving at almost 130mph for 60 miles after the accelerator jammed.

Kevin Nicolle, 25, . . . was driving back from friends in Newcastle to his home in Southsea, Hants, last Sunday, when the accelerator on his automatic BMW 318 jammed at Catterick, near junction 53 of the A1.

He then travelled 60 miles in 26 minutes, passing through three counties.


Posted by: Vvalkyri (vvalkyri)
Posted at: March 15th, 2006 07:41 pm (UTC)

I suppose since he was on the A1 he woudn't easily have been able to take any exits; else I'd be surprised he'd not turned off into a field or something. But the A1's like getting the accelerator stuck on a 295/95 hybrid (nowhere near as many lanes as 95, but better shoulders than 295.)

Posted by: Mattia (mattia)
Posted at: March 15th, 2006 09:11 pm (UTC)

Yikes. Also, I'm now doubly convinced automatic transmissions are evil. I knew this already, but now I'm positive.

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