DENVER – Eastbound Interstate 70 was closed for about an hour at Lookout Mountain after troopers said a car’s accelerator got stuck and the driver used a runaway truck ramp to stop.
The Colorado State Patrol said they got a call around noon from the driver of a 2008 Pontiac G6 headed west on Highway 40 west of Empire.
The patrol said the driver reported the accelerator of the car was stuck.
The driver was directed onto I-70 and used a runaway truck ramp to stop. When the car hit the ramp it crashed, said Nate Reed of the Colorado State Patrol.
The driver only sustained minor injuries, Reed said.
CSP was able to reopen some lanes around 1:20 p.m.
- Unable to place transmission in NEUTRAL?
- Can’t turn of ignition unless in PARK?
- Can’t downshift from D to 2, then to 1? Can one downshift a racing engine if brakes have faded to ineffectiveness?
- Can’t place in REVERSE?
- Unable to slowy press parking brake and slow and stop - especially when going up the steep hill heading eastbound on I-70?
- Did driver ride brakes and get them so hot thathey failed to brake?