Disabled Driver Stuck at 125mph

News — February 14, 2013 at 4:08 pm by

Grd When Frank Lecerf drove off to do his weekly supermarket shop in northern France, he was not expecting to embark on a high-speed car chase that would force him over the Belgian border and on to the national news bulletins.Lecerf has filed a legal complaint after his Renault Laguna, which is adapted for disabled drivers, jammed at 200km/h (125mph) and the brakes failed, forcing him to continue careering along a vast stretch of French motorway and into Belgium. Police gave chase until he ran out of petrol and crashed into a ditch.The 36 year old was on a dual carriageway on his way to a hypermarket when the car’s speed first jammed at 60mph. Each time he tried to brake, the car accelerated, eventually reaching 125mph and sticking there. While uncontrollably speeding through the fast lane as other cars swerved out of his way, he managed to call emergency services who immediately dispatched a platoon of police cars.

This is a story that I wish I was aware of  before I went to traffic court this morning. Instead of being laughed out of court for using the old  “My car doesn’t even go that fast,” I could have pleaded that my car had a mind of its own. Keanu Reeves only had to control a bus at 50mph, so being stuck at 125mph for an hour without crashing is impressive. The only question would be…After driving like a champ, why crash into a ditch after running out of gas?

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