Fresh Toyota Suit Features Panicked Call for Help

, The National Law Journal


The family of a 59-year-old woman who drowned when her 2009 Camry sped out of control and plummeted into a river near Sacramento, Calif., has sued Toyota Motor Corp., which already faces hundreds of lawsuits over deaths and injuries caused by accidents attributed to sudden acceleration.

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  • Toyota Owner

    @Joe Hood - So it's her fault that she crashed into a river and drowned? Unless Toyota is providing detailed instructions about putting the car into neutral if/when the accelerator jams and/or how to escape a sinking car, then this is Toyota's responsbilitiy. As the owner of a 2009 Camry, I can attest that Toyota has provided no such instructions to the owners of these vehicles. To suggest that her death is somehow her fault, as if she manufactured the car herself, is ridiculous.

  • Joe Hood

    These cases are crazy. If your accelerator jams, all you have to do is put the car in neutral. I know this because it happened to me and that's what I did. And instead of calling on her cell phone, why didn't she just open the door or window and get out of the vehicle before it sank?

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