New Hampshire Women Jumps From Moving Car
A Nashua, New Hampshire woman had to jump from her accelerating car on Friday when she couldn't slow down or stop. She was driving on Route 3 in Nashua when the incident occurred.
Rebecca Storm, 25, said she tried everything to stop her 1998 Honda Civic, including putting both feet on the brake pedal and using her emergency brake. She even called 911 when she lost control.
Unable to stop her car, and worried for the safety of the drivers around her, Rebecca pointed her car off the road and tumbled out. She was going 40–50 mph at the time.
"When I opened up the door and I looked down and saw the pavement running, you know, you have that split second when it's, 'Is this my final decision, am I really going to lean out right now?' ... I realized I had to make a decision right then and there, and I tumbled out," said Storm.
Storm's car slammed into an overpass embankment at the side of Route 3, and no other drivers were injured. Storm escaped with just bruises, scrapes, and a couple of chipped teeth.
Storm had taken her car into the shop twice that week for service, though it's not yet known if this contributed to the problem. The car was totaled, which will make discovering the cause of the problem difficult.
We at the law firm of Van Dorn and Curtiss are glad that due to the fast-thinking of Rebecca Storm, no one was seriously injured in this scary situation.