Florida Driver Blames Stuck Gas Pedal For Run Away BMW Chase

Galtero Lara
Febrero 15, 2018

In a statement a BMW spokesperson called the scenario "implausible" and said there were numerous ways in which the driver could have stopped the auto.

Cooper drove 50 miles with his gas pedal stuck, and I honestly don't know how he didn't need a change of shorts afterwards.

Two minutes later, the SUV, which had on its four-way flashers and a green strobe light, sped past the trooper's vehicle at a high rate of speed.

Dispatchers tried to solve the problem over the phone as the vehicle flew down the interstate, asking Cooper if he had tried to put the auto in neutral or if he had any idea why it was stuck - in which he replied "no" to both. "I'm trying to hold onto the wheel and talk to you at the same time", reports ABC News.

"My gas pedal is stuck", he said. Miraculously, no one was injured.

Add to this, the fact that he admitted to the dispatcher he nearly hit someone, and yelled "Get out of the way!", according to the recording.

The dispatchers offered solutions, like hitting the brakes, but Cooper feared that might put him in danger. Troopers were readying to use a PIT maneuver to stop the SUV but it began swerving and finally stopped in a cloud of smoke near Fellsmere at mile marker 155.

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More stop sticks blew the remaining two tires on the left side. "The vehicle was traveling on all 4 rims with no tire", the highway patrol said.

The runaway vehicle traveled almost 50 miles before law enforcement was able to get ahead of the SUV and throw down three stop sticks to deflate the tires, according to the paper.

"Ma'am, I'm not pulling that doing 100 miles per hour". "He called 911, he wore a seatbelt, he kept the dispatch aware of the mile markers".

"Thank God in this situation nobody got hurt", Feola added.

It wasn't the rush hour, but there was still traffic.

BMW released a statement saying the vehicle involved does not have any recalls. He said he didn't want to use the emergency brake at the speed he was traveling. This fail-safe software means that if the vehicle detects that both pedals are depressed, the on-board electronics will reduce engine power so that the driver may stop safely.

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