Locked brake pedal? AND unresponsive gas pedal?

Asked by Oct 26, 2019 at 01:39 AM about the 2015 Toyota Corolla

Question type: General

Something weird happened and I’m a little
freaked out. Recently bought a new used
2015 Toyota Corolla from the dealership.
Tonight I was parked in a friend’s driveway
with a semi steep incline. At the end of the
night I got in my car, released the parking
brake and reversed down the driveway. When
I got to the bottom, I noticed the car slowing
so I slowly started the push the gas pedal,
however there was no response. The car
continued to slowly roll into the street. I
pressed the brakes, but the pedal was locked
- would not move! I switched to drive and
accelerated - still no response from the gas
pedal, although it was able to be pressed
down, unlike the brake. I panicked a bit and
put the car into park and turned off the
engine. I quickly restarted the car (I was rolling
into the street after all) and thank god
everything was back to normal. So what the
heck happened? I tried googling it but
couldn’t find anyone with a similar experience.    
Does anyone have any ideas? I’m terrified this
could happen again at a much worse time
and/or place.

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