Highway horror as woman's accelerator jams

A woman has had a terrifying ride along a US highway after her accelerator jammed and her brakes failed to work.

The vehicle can be seen weaving through traffic and across median strips as she attempts to avoid a horror smash while travelling at speeds of up to 190km/h.

The woman reportedly tried slamming on the brakes, turning off the engine and shifting out of drive to stop the vehicle.

She later called emergency services who quickly dispatched officers to clear other vehicles from her path.

After a harrowing 35 minutes she was able to stop the vehicle by lifting up the accelerator while applying the brake, as officers instructed.

State troopers captured the woman's unbelievable ordeal on their dashboard cameras and have praised her handling of the situation.

"She put herself in life-and-death situations several times," said Sgt. Sheldon Lyon of the Missouri State Highway Patrol,"She did an outstanding job of controlling that vehicle in difficult circumstances."

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