LISTEN: Runaway BMW Driver Calls 911 With Stuck Gas Pedal

28-year-old Joseph Cooper, of Palm Coast called 911 around 1 p.m Monday when he couldn’t stop his black 2003 BMW X5 onI-95.

According to the 911 call, he said was going 100 mph and his gas pedal was stuck on the floorboard.

During the three county out-of-control episode, dispatchers asked him several times to put the car in neutral and try manually decelerating while on cruise control, but Cooper said nothing worked.

When Cooper passed mile marker 116, an FHP trooper moved in front of the car to move other vehicles out of the way, according to the FHP.

As the BMW approached mile marker 120, a St. Lucie Unit got behind the car and assisted with traffic.

When they got to Orange Avenue, other troopers helped with traffic and blocked the entrance ramps and deployed stop-sticks to blow out the tires and eventually slow him down enough to use the pit maneuver to stop his car.

LISTEN to 911 call.

The BMW was towed and Cooper taken to Indian River Medical Center suffering from chest pains.

No injuries were reported in the incident.


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