Missouri - Lauri Ulvestad was headed back to Ames after a weekend in Kansas City. But shortly after stopping for gas in northern Missouri, her nightmare began.
"It was accelerating faster and faster. And I was looking at my GPS, and the number was going up and up and up."
She ended up passing 100. 110...120 miles-per-hour.
"My foot isn't even on the accelerator. The emergency brake is on, all the way... I'm trying to move the brake, but it's not working."
She then called 9-1-1.
Sheriff's deputies and state troopers try desperately to catch up.
In-car cameras record the terrifying trip northbound on I-35.
"I went through, I think, it was a bridge with two other vehicles-- and I just did what I had to do."
She barrels through the median, blasts through construction zones, drives to avoid disaster. And still, she can't shut the vehicle off. Can't shift out of drive. And the accelerator is still wide-open.
"When I passed Osceola, they said, try to lift up the accelerator and push on the brake. And so, I did that, and it slammed me from 119-mph to like nothing."
"It slowed down enough that I jumped out and it kept going and then the officers went and tracked it down and unhooked the battery. I went and hugged I don't know what officer it was, but I went and hugged him and said I'm safe, I'm safe, I'm safe, I'm safe... Thank you! Thank you! Thank you."
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