This sounds ridiculously stressful: Frank Lecerf was driving his car adapted for the disabled in France when it got stuck at 100kph. He tried to brake. The car accelerated. He tried to brake again. It kept getting faster. Finally, the car ended up stuck zooming at 200kph and there was no way to stop it. Lecerf drove for over an hour at 200kph and somehow didn’t even get in an accident.
Lecerf was just making a regular ol’ trip to the market in his Renault Laguna when this all happened and by the end of the longest and fastest hour of his life, he found himself on the border of Belgium, 200 kilometres away from his home (in Pont-de-Metz, France). Lecerf had the light bulb smarts to alert the police who quickly sent out police cars to accompany him and alerted toll booths to keep their gates open.
Renault actually had a technician online with Lecerf while driving but he wasn’t able to stop the car. The frightening one man car race ended when his car ran out of gas. Lecerf managed to safely swerve it into a ditch. In retrospect, it must’ve been pretty damn fun. [Guardian, Le Courrier piccard, Image Credit: Jag_cz/Shutterstock]