(From the Beeb, reporting on a multiple fatality that has led to millions of recalls of Toyota cars.)
OK, it's a scary setup: the floor mat is under the accelerator pedal, and has jammed it down (presumably by being pulled through the slot the accelerator arm goes through). But what I don't understand is this: why didn't they stop the car?
Why didn't they put it into neutral and use the brake?
(Contrariwise, I've stopped a car from 70 mph with an apparently inoperable footbrake, using just engine braking, so the 'the brakes have been cut' is not that scary either.)
ETA: I'm not trying to make the victim of this out to be stupid. It's just that I can see potential ways out, and want to know if they were tried and found ineffective, or whether panic blinded the driver.