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Green Bay teen stops malfunctioning car thanks to emergency dispatcher

A female driver was nearly involved in an accident in Green Bay after an auto defect caused the gas pedal of her vehicle to stick and prevented her from stopping.

Reports said Olivia Crooks, 16, heard a crack inside her vehicle moments after coming out of the Southwest High School parking lot. Olivia’s vehicle accelerated to 60 mph as she struggled to correct the jammed gas pedal on Packerland Drive. The teenager, thinking quickly, dialed 911 and was able to stop the vehicle with the assistance of an emergency dispatcher named Julia Robak. Robak instructed Olivia to shift into neutral gear, which allowed the vehicle to stop eventually and let Olivia exit the car unharmed. Olivia’s mother told reporters that it was a “piece of plastic that broke inside the vehicle” which caused the gas pedal to jam.

The lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® in Racine understand that many drivers are at risk of suffering serious injuries when their vehicles are defective in some way. If you have been injured in an accident caused by a faulty vehicle, call our Racine offices at (262) 554-6200 to discuss your legal options right away.

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