A man in Florida made a desperate call to 911 in Florida after the gas pedal of his BMW X5 became stuck on the I-95 highway earlier this week.
WSVN gained access to the 911 call and on it, Joseph Cooper can be heard pleading for help as his SUV reached speeds of 100 mph (160 km/h).
“I think my gas pedal is stuck on my car, and I’m on I-95. Get out of the way!” he can be heard screaming to other drivers.
During the call, the dispatcher asked if the 28-year-old could force the car into neutral. He couldn’t. When asked if he had tried the emergency brake, Cooper responded, “Ma’am, I’m not going to do that at 100 MPH, I’m sorry.”
As the drama unfolded, troopers from the Florida Highway Patrol were able to get ahead of the speeding BMW and clear traffic on the road.
Three stop sticks were then thrown onto the road to slow down the SUV. A PIT maneuver was performed to finally bring the vehicle to a halt.
The driver was taken to hospital with chest pains.