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Man claims car accelerator 'stuck' at 125 mph

Police pursued the man who allegedly couldn't help speeding all the way to Belgium

By John Lichfield
i-Independent Print Ltd

NORTH FRANCE — A terrified French driver has told how a jammed speed regulator caused him to career through motor toll stations and a national border at 125mph before he crashed into a ditch in neighbouring Belgium.

Frank Lecerf, 36, managed to alert emergency services on his mobile phone as his Renault Laguna sped for 100 miles along the A16 motorway in northern France. Police sent an escort to clear other vehicles out of the way and ordered barriers at three toll stations to be lifted.

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