He came off the highway at 65-70 mph, and said the throttle stuck. He continued over 1.5 miles before making a field goal at 60 mph?? I was always told to turn the car or truck off if the throttle stuck.
I love keeping my camera in my van. I get to take a few wacky shots. I clicked about 30 shots of this caper.
If you turn the engine off you will lose your power steering. At least thats the way it was with older cars, they may have fixed that now for safety reasons. Not that this guy did any steering at all by the way things looked. I bounced a 75 monte carlo of a telephone pole when it stalled as I was going around a corner. I couldn't steer, and by the time I got the engine running again I barely had enough time to turn the wheel to avoid hitting it head on. Another time I was driving my 57 chevy down a back road, doing about 80 , I went to hit the brake and nothing. The pin connecting the pedal to the plunger had come out. I think I coasted for about 2 miles an went through 3 stop signs before I finally rolled to a stop. luckily it was a lightly traveled road. It was a great car too. I remember driving one night and looking down at my feet and saying to myself "funny, I never noticed the under the dash lights before" Then I said "I never knew under the dash lights flickered" I pulled over and found out that the fuse box was on fire. The next day I found out that the previous owner had wrapped aluminum foil around a stick and used it as a fuse.
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