Two stories I saw very recently were about accidents that happened because the accelerator got stuck. One happened in Payson and led to a recall. A Ford Escape accelerated out of control and led to a teen's death the first she drove her new car. You can read the story in the Payson Roundup.
In the other case, an RV ended up in a neighbor's pool. According to an eye witness, "He went the whole length of his driveway, the whole length of his backyard, right through a tree, right through a fence and landed in the pool.” The man escaped uninjured but it took four hours to get the RV out of the pool. You can read the story and watch a video at NECN.com.
What would you do if that happened to you? According to the Roundup, Ford advises, "...If a vehicle’s throttle gets stuck, motorists should 'firmly and steadily apply the brakes, without pumping the brake pedal, shift to neutral, steer the vehicle to a safe location, shut the engine off after the vehicle is safely stopped and place the transmission in park.'”
Think about it now, before it happens. That way, you have a chance of reacting quickly in an effective way. And, let's hope it doesn't happen to any of us! Jaimie Hall Bruzenak