Driver Blames 'Top Gear' for Fatal Accident

When "my dog did it" doesn't cut it, blame the TV.

British driver Richard Browne told an inquest looking into a fatal accident that he was involved in that he was merely following advice from a popular automotive show called "Top Gear" when he tried to keep the vehicle under control.

The 4x4 pulling a trailer full of three bulls started swerving side to side as it was traveling down a highway in Cornwall, England. Instead of trying to slow down, Browne told the inquest that he "just tried to accelerate out of it," as he says the hosts of the show recommend for such situations.

Browne ultimately crashed, injuring an 85-year-old passenger in the vehicle who later died from his injuries.

The Cornwall coroner's office ultimately recorded a verdict of accidental death.

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