Dispatcher comes to rescue of teen with stuck gas pedal

October 9, 2015

GREEN BAY A police dispatcher is credited with helping a frantic teen driver who was speeding down a Green Bay street with a stuck gas pedal.

Sixteen-year-old Olivia Crooks heard a crack after she drove out of the Southwest High School parking lot Tuesday. Her vehicle's accelerator was stuck and her brakes wouldn't stop the car. Olivia thought the only way she could stop is if she crashed the vehicle. She quickly punched 911 and was connected with dispatcher Julia Robak.

WLUK-TV (http://bit.ly/1N1zwGl ) says Olivia headed for a cul-de-sac where she thought she could drive around in circles until she ran out of gas. Robak credits the teen with taking action in a critical situation.

Robak is trained to handle such situations and had Olivia put the car in neutral. Police arrived and turned off the car.


Associated Press