Saturday, August 25, 2012
Iowa - Troopers chase SUV with stuck accelerator
The driver somehow managed to maneuver her unstoppable SUV by weaving in and out of traffic, swerving to avoid cars and barreling through a construction zone, in footage captured by state troopers.
Luckily, no injuries resulted from the fast-moving ride north on Int
Though her foot was not even on the accelerator, the rapid moving car continued on and the brakes had no power to bring the vehicle to a halt.
The freakish malfunction occurred when Ulvestad was returning to her home in Ames, Iowa after a weekend with friends in Kansas City, Missouri.
After she stopped for gas and returned to the road, near Bethanny, Missouri, she noticed her car speeding up.
And then the out-of-control Sorento took off.
Ulvestad was able to call 911 and state troopers with blaring sirens came to her aid to move traffic out of the way.
A 911 operator stayed on the phone with her during the petrifying ordeal and passed on advice on how to get the vehicle stopped.
But despite their best efforts, after a half hour nothing worked.
'I had a little angel that said, 'Don't drive faster than I can fly,'' Ulvestad told the local news station, choking up just thinking about those harrowing 30-minutes behind the wheel.