Runaway Laguna takes terrified driver across two countries

Jon Reay

A stuck throttle has to be every driver's nightmare and in this instance, it has led to a Frenchman enduring a 120-mile drive at 125mph.

Frank Lecerf's ordeal began last Saturday, when he drove his Renault Laguna a short distance to visit the local supermarket. All was well until he set the speed regulator at 100kph (60mph). Then the car accelerated to 160kph (100mph), but after he tried to brake, the Renault's speed increased to its maximum of 200kph (125mph).