Terri was about to enter I-35. She stepped on the gas to accelerate in the Jaguar. With a "thunk" the drive train became disengaged (and remains so, needing a transmission replacement, according to the service department.)
I write this for you to pass along to your teenager who might be tempted to give it a shot between cars, exiting S.O., especially at the east exit. Cars coming down both hills are often travelling at 65mph despite the new lower limit. A few seconds' gap opens up - boot it, dude! (Remember how it felt to be young and invincible?)
It can happen - you can lose power just like that... and then it's too late.
Tell the teens.