FOXES are to blame for a horrifying journey made by a father with his young son in the car. After setting off on a trip to his child’s nu
FOXES are to blame for a horrifying journey made by a father with his young son in the car.
After setting off on a trip to his child’s nursery, the man found he had no brakes and ended up on the wrong side of the road.
Juan García from Wimbledon had his son safely strapped in his seat and had set off early one morning.
But it quickly turned bad when he realised his brakes weren’t working.
“I kept calm, I thought I was somehow pressing the clutch, but I realised I wasn’t.
“I shifted down and ended up on the wrong side of the road, then pulled over with the handbrake.
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“Luckily I have a manual handbrake and not an electric one.
“It was all very civilised, but it was lucky that nobody was coming the other way.
“Getting it to a safe place, I was using the handbrake to slow down and the car was not liking it, it was beeping and flashing at me.”
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Foxes chewing through brake lines is a known problem, particularly in the Wimbledon area.
The foxes are attracted to the fluid in the brake lines because it contains an alcohol that is sweet to the taste.
Foxes have been known to become addicted, despite the fact that the toxicity causes them severe digestive problems.
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“In the end, we had to take the train to nursery, except the trains were cancelled. So dropping him off was a two-hour round trip,” continued Juan.
An AA driver was called out who confirmed it was the foxes to blame and that they knew of countless cases in the local area.
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