Tuesday, March 14, 2006

Tosser of the Week Award

I think we can safely say that this guy deserves the tosser of the week award...
The accelerator has jammed, the brakes have burned out and I'm trapped in my BMW doing 130mph

Kevin Nicolle: 'I couldn't get the pedal off the floor'


A motorist was trapped in his car driving at almost 130mph for 60 miles after the accelerator jammed.

Kevin Nicolle, 25, was unable to stop the automatic BMW going at top speed after the malfunction on the A1.

His terrifying journey, which was followed by four police cars and a helicopter, ended when he smashed the car into a roundabout, flipping it on its roof.


Sounds like a pretty scary situation right? But not something that would cause you to go 60 miles at 130 mph. For someone who used to drive a 'lorry', you would think he would know something about stopping a vehicle in a safe manner. But it seems not.
"I had been driving for quite a while when I realised the accelerator pedal was stuck down," he said. "I had gone into the fast lane and I couldn't get the pedal off the floor. I used my hands-free phone and tried the AA to ask them what to do.

"At that point I wasn't panicking because I jammed my foot on the brake and that was keeping the speed to a steady 70mph.

"I told the AA I couldn't slow down. I thought they might be able to give me some advice but they told me to hang up straight away and phone the police. I dialled 999 and spoke to a woman and by this time I was starting to panic because the speed of the car had increased to 100mph."

Riding the brakes, not a good start...
"My brakes were burning out and starting to fail - that's when the speed really started to build," he said. "I could see the speed building to 120mph or 130mph. I remember starting to shake and freeze up. I was really panicking and broke into tears. I couldn't help it because I thought I was definitely going to die.

"I was trying to slip the car into neutral but because the car was over-revving and red-lining I couldn't do it.

"I couldn't turn off the ignition because it would have disabled the power steering and made it even more dangerous. I was even shouting at the other drivers to get out of the way, I was getting hysterical. The traffic was getting heavier and I had to take drastic measures."

At the start of the whole ordeal why didn't he just jam on the brakes as hard as he could and pull the handbrake to drop a lot of speed then turn the ignition off?

And it continues...
"I didn't deliberately try to crash the car to stop myself. I remember saying to the fireman, 'Don't cut my car, you'll damage it' but they were saying, 'Don't worry about that mate, it's written off'. I'd buy another BMW because, although there was a problem, it saved my life in that crash."

This guy must be so in love with his BMW.

I award Kevin Nicolle the 'Tosser of the Week Award'. Well done... moron.

1 comment:

HP said...

Did you know that your blog is the number one result if you Google for "Kevin Nicolle twat"?

I was expecting more results than that, to be honest. The man needs a serious talking to. And a Fiat 126 or something.