Ohio man survives 14-hour nightmare of being trapped in car

A motorist was prepared to meet his maker when he found himself trapped in his Cadillac for 14 hours on a hot, summer day.

Cleveland resident Peter Pyros was backing his car out of the driveway in August when suddenly the battery died.

Because the electric buttons used to active the door latch wouldn’t work, he became a prisoner in his own car, reported the Detroit Free Press.

He tried shouting for help and pounding on the window, hoping it would break, but to avail.

“I came to the conclusion that I was going to die,” Pyros, 75, told reporters. “I asked God to help me twice, then I said, ‘OK, God, if this is the way I’m supposed to die, I will die.’ ”

He even penned his nephew a goodbye note, which explained his predicament, just in case he expired.

After more than half a day stuck in the vehicle and barely able to breathe, a curious neighbor noticed Pyros’ garage door open suspiciously late at night. Upon closer scrutiny, he discovered Pyros before contacting police.

When first responders arrived at the scene, they charged Pyros’ battery long enough so he could let himself out of the car.

What Pyros was unaware of is that his 2006 Cadillac XLR was equipped with a manual door release handle, marked in red, located on the floor next to the seat. The only problem was he didn’t know it existed and the owner’s manual was not inside the vehicle.

Pyros may be alive but he’s not happy. He’s suing General Motors, the maker of his car, for not making the emergency late easier to locate.

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