Man’s gas pedal gets stuck go­ing 100mph

Iran Daily - - Entertainment -

AFlorida man had to call 911 af­ter the gas pedal of his car got stuck while go­ing nearly 100 miles per hour (161 kilo­me­ters per hour) down a busy Florida high­way.

“I think my gas pedal is stuck on my car and I’m on I-95,” Joseph Cooper, 28, said in a fran­tic call to 911 as his car bolted down the high­way in In­dian River County on Florida’s east coast, UPI wrote.

When the 911 em­ployee asked Cooper if he tried the emer­gency brake, he nixed that sug­ges­tion.

“Ma’am, I’m not go­ing to do that at 100mph, I’m sorry,” Cooper said, ac­cord­ing to a record­ing of the call ob­tained by Vero News.

At­tempts to put the car in neu­tral and de­cel­er­ate didn’t work.

“Get out the way!” Cooper said on the record­ing as he shouted at other driv­ers

As Cooper’s black 2003 BMW X5 sped down the I-95 high­way, Florida High­way Pa­trol troop­ers and Fellsmere Po­lice Depart­ment of­fi­cers were able to clear traf­fic in front of him and then put spikes on the road to de­flate his tires.

Once the car’s tires were blown out and its speed de­creased, troop­ers were able to bring it to a halt with a PIT ma­neu­ver.

Cooper drove ap­prox­i­mately 50 miles with his gas pedal stuck be­fore his car was fi­nally stopped.

It’s not clear what caused the pedal mishap.

No se­ri­ous in­juries were re­ported. But af­ter the in­ci­dent was over, Cooper com­plained of chest pains and was taken to a nearby hos­pi­tal. The tal­ented artist be­hind the In­ter­net’s fa­vorite seek-andfind puz­zles has re­leased an­other brain­teaser.

Some­where in this loved-up herd of pink, white and pur­ple ele­phants, there is a sin­gle pink heart wait­ing to be found, dai­ly­ wrote.

The vi­brant il­lus­tra­tion is the work of Hun­gar­ian car­toon­ist Gergely Du­das — bet­ter known as Du­dolf — who is re­spon­si­ble for a string of visual puz­zles that went vi­ral af­ter


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