Driver calls police, says his cruise control is stuck, dies after decapitation
A driver in England lost his life after hitting a semi truck and being decapitated. Kaushal Ghandi had called police moments earlier to report that his car, a Skoda Octavia, was stuck in cruise control and accelerating.
“My car is not coming out of the cruise control. I have just passed the exit of the M40 towards Slough. It is not letting me stop. It [the speedometer] shows 70 mph, but I think I am going much faster than this,” Gandhi said to Thames Valley Police, according to the Guardian.
The recording of the call was part of an inquest into the fatal accident. In it Gandhi said he tried “pressing the button”:
"But all it makes is a noise. My speed is increasing. I think what has happened was I tried to change the mode on the car, because I was on the sports mode. I pressed a button to come onto the normal mode and then it is not allowing me to do anything," he said.