VERO BEACH, Fla. — Florida state troopers managed to stop an SUV with a stuck accelerator after it
A Florida Highway Patrol report says 28-year-old Joseph Cooper called 911 Monday afternoon from south of Port St. Lucie, saying he was heading north and couldn't slow down.
The 911 operator told Cooper to put the vehicle in neutral, but he said he couldn't. He said he didn't want to use the emergency brake at the speed he was
State troopers and local police drove alongside the SUV to clear traffic. Deploying stop sticks three times, they finally brought the SUV to a stop west of Vero Beach.
Cooper was taken to a nearby hospital after complaining of chest pains.
The Associated Press
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