The Guardian says the 36-year-old man drive a Renault Laguna, which had adapted controls for disabled drivers so he could manage the brakes and gas from the steering wheel.
Something went amiss on his way to the store, however, and his car jammed at 60 mph. When he tried to hit the brakes the car would do the opposite of what he wanted and ended up accelerating to 125 mph and sticking there.
As he sped past other drivers, he was able to call for help and police were soon chasing his car. He was unable to pull over until cops escorted him about 125 miles until his car ran out of gas over the Belgian border.
The universe had a bit of joke in play as well — he coasted to a stop in a ditch outside the town of La Panne, notes the Independent, which is French for “breakdown.”
While stuck in the car, he suffered two epileptic seizures but was otherwise unhurt.
“It is a miracle that I survived. There is no other word,” he said. “Whatever happens, I am never going back in that car.”
His lawyer says he’s going to file a legal complaint against Renault for “endangerment of a person’s life, ” but Renault checked the car and said everything was working fine on it.