Driver in 150-mile terror drive as accelerator JAMS at 125mph on French dual carriageway Frank Lecerf, 36, was on way to hypermarket when car developed a faultRenault accelerated to top speed of 125mph on 60mph dual carriagewayHe called police who sent out safety convoyHe flew through three toll booths and in and out of traffic til petrol run out By Peter Allen PUBLISHED: 15:43 GMT, 13 February 2013 | UPDATED: 10:15 GMT, 14 February 2013 A driver who was trapped in a car travelling at 125mph with a jammed accelerator and no brakes today said: ‘It was as if my life was flashing before me’. Frank Lecerf, 36, was on his way to do his shopping at a hypermarket when his Renault Laguna developed a fault close to his home in Pont-de-Metz, near Amiens, in northern France. The vehicle, which was specially adapted for disabled drivers, started to accelerate as Mr Lecerf drove along a dual carriageway with a speed limit of 60mph.
Christmas Day carnage on the roads: Six people dead after series of smashes across the country, including two young brothers killed in mystery M6 crash involving one carM6 crash happened between junctions 14 and 15 in Staffordshire yesterdayParamedics arrived to find Ford Focus vehicle had crashed and overturnedOther crash on B3349 near Basingstoke, Hampshire, killed husband and wifeNamed as Ann, 57, and Paul Goodrich, 56, of Church Crookham, HampshireA third smash killed one passenger on the A3102 in Melksham, WiltshireFour adults and three young children injured following second crash on M6 | UPDATED: 04:05 GMT, 26 December 2012 Two brothers and a woman died yesterday after their car flipped on a motorway in a day of Christmas carnage on the roads. The boys, aged four and ten, and a 32-year-old woman were killed as the Ford Focus careered out of control and hit a tree on the M6 in Staffordshire
Princes' best friend Guy Pelly banned from driving after speeding at 129mph in 100,000 supercarFriend to the princes Guy Pelly clocked speeding at 129 mph in his Audi R8 supercar30-year-old caught by officer with a speed gun on a dual carriageway in SalisburyNightclub entrepreneur was previously banned from driving in 2007 | UPDATED: 00:13 GMT, 14 December 2012 Banned: Guy Pelly, 30, has been banned from driving after he was caught speeding at 129 mph in an Audi R8 V10 A socialite friend of Prince William and Prince Harry was banned from driving yesterday.
The M6 toxic fireball: Motorway re-opens 12 hours after chemical tanker exploded and ten people – including eight firefighters – were left needing treatmentMotorists evacuated from their cars and warned to expect major delaysResidents advised to stay indoors and close their windows Firefighters set up 800m exclusion zone between Junction 3 and Junction 4 Lorry was carrying potentially harmful acid solution hydrochloride Accident follows Monday's nine-vehicle pile-up on the M6 in Cheshire | UPDATED: 23:54 GMT, 12 December 2012 The M6 has re-opened 12 hours after a chemical tanker exploded in a 50ft fireball, leaving eight firefighters and two drivers needing treatment for exposure to toxic fumes. Huge tailbacks built up throughout the day leaving scores of drivers stranded before the traffic chaos finally cleared at 10pm, the Highways Agency said this evening.
Police name man killed in nine-vehicle M6 crash as two people involved remain in serious condition in hospitalAlan Bullock, 54, from Blackpool area died in motorway pile upTwo people remain in a serious but stable conditionPolice are still investigating the cause of the crash | UPDATED: 02:44 GMT, 12 December 2012 A man killed in a nine-vehicle pile up on the M6 has been named by police. Alan Bullock, 54, from the Blackpool area, died at the scene from his injuries following the devastating crash on Monday
M6 carnage: One dead and 10 injured in horror motorway pile-up on southbound carriageSmash occurred on southbound carriageway near junction 16 at Sandbach, Cheshire, shortly after 11.20amNine vehicles and 15 people involved in the crash Cheshire Police: Collision involved two vans, two HGVs and five carsFive people cut from the wreckage – two have life-threatening injuries | UPDATED: 18:49 GMT, 10 December 2012 One person has died and 10 people have been injured in a horrific nine-vehicle pile-up on the M6 today, police said.
'You’d have to be Usain Bolt to cross safely': Coroner's fury over 87-year-old killed on busy roadMary Woods would have taken an estimated 4.4 seconds just to get halfway across the A56 close to her home in Timperley, Greater ManchesterAn inquest heard the pensioner had little chance of making it across the road safely and was knocked down by a van She suffered multiple injuries and died two weeks later in hospital | UPDATED: 23:54 GMT, 28 November 2012 Tragic: Mary Woods, 87, died after being hit by a van on a busy dual carriageway. A coroner said she would have needed the speed of Usain Bolt to get across the road safely A woman of 87 who died after being hit by a van on a busy dual carriageway would have needed the speed of Usain Bolt to get across the road safely, a coroner said yesterday