"Alison Taylor’s Peugeot 405 wouldn’t start so she got out and banged the engine with a hammer.
But the blows triggered the broken starter motor and because the keys were still in the ignition, the engine started. The handbrake should have stopped the car lurching forward - but that was broken as well, an inquest heard. Even then the momentum of the car would not have been enough to cause a problem.
But Alison, 36, tried to steady herself and accidentally grabbed the throttle cable."
Nearly fell off my seat laughing at this one. How do you accidentally grap the throttle cable? Oh well. Guess we’ll never know.