A North Texas family is trying to figure out why their teenage son’s Hyundai suddenly seemed to accelerate out of control. The car raced along Texas highways for more than an hour at speeds of 100 miles per hour, while the 16-year-old driver pleaded with 911 dispatchers for help.
Emergency operators are heard on the calls frantically trying to find a solution. They urge the teenager - without success - to try different ways to bring the 2011 Hyundai Elantra under control, including putting it in neutral, or turning off the ignition.
Here is partial audio of the driver talking to dispatchers as he says he tries to bring the vehicle under control.
Note: This portion of audio was edited to remove the address of an unrelated emergency call and the driver's phone number.