Brian Morrison, a fifty-year-old British man, was returning from work on Sunday evening when he found himself trapped in his electric car.
He discovered that the brakes of his brand new MG Motors car were not working while traveling at a speed of 50 km/h. He was forced to call for help from the driver’s seat of his car while on the run.
“The car was driving itself and there was nothing I could do to stop it,” he testified in an interview with the BBC.
While calling emergency services, the driver managed to cross several obstacles such as a roundabout and red lights.
“When I called the emergency services, they sent the police to help me and put engineers on the phones,” Mr Morrison said. The sender has never seen a problem like this and doesn’t know what to do.
Police had to do a controlled collision with one of their vehicles to slow down Mr Morrison’s car before he reached a busy area. The authorities and the driver tried several times to turn off the car from inside, but to no avail.
No one should restart the engine for fear that the car will run away again. “I’ve never seen anything like this,” said a roadside assistance worker after the incident.
Neither vehicle was damaged in the collision, according to Glasgow Police.
Mr Morrison considered himself lucky that the incident happened at 10pm on a Sunday evening, as there was hardly anyone on the road.