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Out-of-control car hits 120kph

A CRASH involving a driver who said his car sped out of control when he engaged its cruise control, causing him to exceed 120 kilometers per hour, is being investigated, Shanghai traffic police said yesterday.

The incident happened about 5:30pm on November 19 shortly after the driver entered an expressway in neighboring Zhejiang Province, according to media reports.

The driver, surnamed Ma, said that after engaging the cruise control on his Toyota, it kept speeding up, hitting 120kph and beyond, and could not be controlled. The driver said the manual brake did not work, so he called police.

Zhejiang police confirmed they received his call and notified Shanghai traffic police.

The way was cleared for the car, which rocketed through a toll station in Jinshan about 6:40pm, police said.

The car finally hit a vehicle in front of it and then barreled toward a barrier, where it finally crashed and stopped.

The driver was saved by the car's air bag and not seriously injured, but he said he still has nightmares.

"I am still very scared now and could not even think of driving," Ma said.


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