A man's car was stuck at 125mph and stayed at this speed for an hour.
Frank Lecerf from Pont-de-Metz, near the French city of Amiens, was driving to his local supermarket at 60mph. The speed dial on the Renault Laguna then jammed, and the vehicle would speed up when Lecerf tried to brake.
The car then reached 125mph where it stayed.
In the speeding vehicle, Lecerf called the police, who sent a host of vehicles to navigate him to the highway. They also put him through to an engineer of the car company, but he failed to slow it down.
Advance warnings from the police ensured the road stayed clear and that three toll booths raised their barriers.
Eventually, Lecerf's car ran out of fuel and stopped. At this point, he had traveled over 100 miles and had taken him along the French coast and across the Belgium border.
Lecerf is currently suing Renault over the incident.