Imagine this scenario: You’re planning on taking a leisurely drive to the grocery store and when you apply the brakes on your car, it speeds up instead.
That’s exactly what happened to a 36-year-old French man named Frank Lecerf.
Lecerf suffers from seizures and had his Renault Laguna III car specially adapted for his condition with its own wheel-based acceleration and brake system.
For some reason when he reached speeds of 60 mph, the car would continue to speed up each time Lecerf attempted to apply the brakes, reaching a top speed of 125 mph.
Thankfully, he was able to call the police who sent police cars to protect other motorists, and help Lecerf maneuver through toll stations. They even had a Renault engineer on the phone with him at one point to try and figure out what was wrong with the car to no avail. Officials believe no engineering was at fault.
Thankfully, after driving 111 miles into Belgium, Lecerf’s accelerator magically unlocked and he steered his car into a ditch in the city of Alveringem.
After being able to finally exit his vehicle, Lecerf suffered two seizures.
While Renault is investigating the car for an explanation, Lecerf has hired a lawyer and is suing the car maker for “endangerment of a person’s life.”