James Sikes 911 Call: Audio Released

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James Sikes is the Toyota Prius driver whose acceleration pedal stuck so that he was unable to slow down and ended up speeding 90 miles per hour down Interstate 8 near San Diego. Ultimately a CHP officer was able to give him instructions over a loudspeaker and bring him to safety -- after about 20 minutes of out-of-control speeding. The audio from his call to 911 has been released, which features Sikes saying, "My car can't slow down." According to the Associated Press, he said near the...Read Full Story

James Sikes, Runaway Prius Owner, Will Never Drive Car Again

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James Sikes was cruising down Interstate 8 near San Diego when he lost control of his Toyota Prius. He accelerated, and the gas pedal stuck, causing him to swerve at a high speed for another 30 miles before a California Highway Patrol officer saved the day by offering instructions over a loudspeaker. According to LATimes.com, Sikes says he'll never again occupy the driver's seat. He said, "I love Toyotas. I will not drive a Prius again."The car was going 90 miles per hour before Sikes...Read Full Story