Driverless snowmobile travels 12KM down highway.

Happened right outside my home town. I had a friend who happened to be driving past, he had a hell of a laugh. This is the most exciting thing thats happened there in years.

The throttle got stuck as the guy was crossing the highway along a commonly used snowmobile trail. He didn't do anything wrong as far as I know, the machine just malfunctioned at the worst/best time.



From the source:

Corner Brook residents Glenn and
Julia Sharpe were travelling on the TCH towards Deer Lake on Monday
evening when they spotted a snowmobile travelling on the westbound side
of the highway near St. Jude's.

The Sharpes managed to get their camera out and take a https://vine.co/v/OELPnjAQFTM as it tore down the highway.





"There was nobody riding it — it was by itself," Glenn Sharpe said.



"All of a sudden my wife said, 'Look there's somebody there.'" This
head popped up, he was like a snowman. This guy was over the bank. He
was in the snow."

The Sharpes pulled over and helped the driver in their car.



"He said he was fine and that the throttle stuck or broke and the
snowmobile got away with it," Sharpe said. "He tried to hold on as long
as he could, he said, but he just lost control and the snowmobile just
went on and he was left in the dust."The driver, who Sharpe said
was bewildered and worried about the snowmobile hitting someone, began a
trek westbound on the TCH in the Sharpe's car.

The group watched as the rogue snowmobile bounced from either side of the highway, causing traffic to swerve around it.



"It was quite dangerous actually because there were tractor trailers swerving and there [were] a lot of vehicles on the highway [Monday]. Thankfully it wasn't slippery — it was a beautiful sunny day."



www.cbc.ca/news/canada/newfoundland-labrador/a-tale-of-the-r