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Iowa Woman's Kia Sorento Accidentally Accelerates 120 MPH Down The Highway…And Won't Stop!

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Holy highway! This is absolutely TERRIFYING!

A 47-year-old Iowa mom was stuck driving over 100 mph for 35 minutes when her Kia Sorento lost all control and wouldn't stop accelerating.

Although there was no bomb threat in this real-life Speed scenario, we can only imagine how scary it is to be in a situation like this.

The video (above) shows just that by combining footage from the state police tailing the vehicle and the 911 call Lori Ubelstad made once she realized there was no stopping.

It's a miracle that nobody was hurt because she had to dodge lots of unsuspecting traffic before she received any assistance from the police, but we're oh so glad that everything turned out okay.

While there were no explosions or crashes involved, this is one high-speed car chase that is definitely worth watching!

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26 comments to “Iowa Woman's Kia Sorento Accidentally Accelerates 120 MPH Down The Highway…And Won't Stop!”

  1. Bill says – reply to this


    This is why we are doomed as a nation. Fu#kin idiot, turn the key off or stick in park.

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    Yea, idiot..Pull the emergency break, turn the car off, pull on the fucking pedal using your foot. This is why women should not be allowed to drive. Too irrational and too emotional. It's mindblowing women whine about having to pay more for health insurance..WHEN MEN HAVE TO PAY MORE FOR CAR INSURANCE.

  3. 3

    leave it to a woman driver to do stupid shit like this…..she should be charged with reckless endangerment at the very least. There are any number of things that she could have done to stop like bill said shut the fucking engine off it's as easy as a flick of the wrist.

  4. Ron Myers says – reply to this


    Kia, Hyundai, Honda, Infiniti, Toyota all those car makers suck so bad, shows what happens when you buy cars from these failful companies.
    German cars are the best.

  5. 5

    I am from Germany where people drive at leat 80 mph on the Autobahn, so this is totally hilarious for me :D

  6. 6

    Re: Bill – It was reported that she said that the gear shifter wouldn't move, it was frozen in drive and that the ignition key was frozen also. She also said she tried to lift up the accelerator with her foot and tried hitting the brakes. I know nothing about cars so I can't comment on why those things happened all at the same time but IF that was the case then tell us Bill, what is the solution to this problem that only men have the answer for.

  7. Jessica says – reply to this


    First pulling the emergency break at that speed would flip the car. That is why the cops did not tell her to do that. If you are so good with cars you should know that, and I would not call people names because you were not the one that happen to. I would like to see if you would be so claim if it was happening to you. I am sure you would be crying like a little boy.

    Also maybe you should look at the reason why MEN have to pay more for insurance before you open your month. Why don't you call your insurance and ask them.

  8. dacoasterman says – reply to this


    no way did the accelerator stick, the brake fails, the shifter fail to move, and the key is broken all at the same time. unless someone was trying to off her. hmmmmm.

  9. Nic says – reply to this


    OMG that poor woman! How terrifying.

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    Wow, Thats scary. Some of the emergency breaks dont work which is prob what had her freaking out.

  11. dlm12 says – reply to this


    Re: NookiesWA – Pull the emergency break or just take the key out of the ignition?? Are you serious? The only thing that would accomplish is to put her head right through the windshield. Hmm.. maybe THAT'S why men have to pay more for car insurance! Scary stuff!

  12. LIZZY says – reply to this


    Wow! First of all stupid comment about in Germany we go 80mph.. yes but if you wanted to slow down you COULD! She COULDN'T !!! Also if all of you would have listened she did say she tryed everything! SHe also STARTED at 80mph and went up to 120 mph! If she turned the car off who knows what would've happened. Actually from listening to her on the phone, she sounded very calm and together which is probably why she didn't make a STUPID choice and got out of this mess without one scratch or hurting anyone else. Yes to all of you men with your dumb comments.. Men get into ALOT more accidents then women! Very scary. So happy she is ok!

  13. douchebag says – reply to this


    thats why you DONT drive an automatic, fucking yanks, lazy fuckers with automatics, well thats what happens when your automatic piece of shit fails on you!

  14. Andrada says – reply to this


    Guys, she's not an emotional idiot. She mentioned trying to shift the transmission out of drive into neutral and it didn't work. Putting the car in park or pulling the handbrake at 90mph would be absolutely disastrous. And the accelerator being "stuck" doesn't mean you can just lift it with your foot. You have no idea what her situation was like.

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    The backlash from women on this is hilarious. I'm sorry to say, but the guys on here are right, majority of you just can't drive under any type of pressure or when emotion kicks in. We've all seen enough videos and probably life experiences to justify this claim.

  16. 16

    Oh Lord, I haven't logged on to comment in forever, but I have to say… all you men sound pretty emotional on this post, and the women sound pretty rational. I think stereotyping people shows what you truly are… mental midgets, which is gender neutral. You all seem to either be surrounded by dumb women, controlling women or you have been burned and are not over it. Easy solution -change the people you are around, get a grip and get therapy :)

  17. Anna Gascey says – reply to this


    This car has both a Push start and push emergency break. She could not pull anything they are buttons!

  18. Julie says – reply to this


    Why are all you guys visiting this site anyways? Shouldn't you be on ESPN? Or anything else that's a little more manly then celebrity gossip?

  19. 19

    who in the fuck would throw a car in park going 120 mph????? and you can't turn the key off

  20. 20

    not to mention she said the shift wouldn't move

  21. 21

    OKay the fact that this lady did all that and didnt crash shows that she had it under control enough to not kill herself or anyone else! women AND men cause accidents so gender bullying is BS! remember a woman gave birth to you so watch what you say unless you would say it to your mother too! I am a far better driver then my husband who doesnt wear his glasses (and is supposed to) and I have 20/20 vision!

  22. shelbz says – reply to this


    wait.. didnt this same thing happen with a KIA way back in the day around when they first came on the market??

  23. 23

    yes some toyota pria 4wd were doing the same thing and some people actually died how many im unsure but ugh

    no they try all that and the car keeps going it wont stop wont turn off i heard this b4 but was toyota and they got recalled

  24. 24

    Re: Milk Dud – Watch World's Dumbest Drivers on TruTv, mostly men flipping cars and shit.

  25. 25

    Re: NookiesWA – I'm pretty sure that in the first note worthy cases of this happening the drivers were ALL men and most of them ended up dying. Maybe you want to rethink your idiocy if that's even possible.

  26. Joolzments says – reply to this


    All of you are idiots, men and women. This woman just wanted a free trip to New York and notoriety (as she received by being on the Today show), so she pressed the pedal to the metal, and drove like a bat out of hell!!