The Toyota Company currently has a lot on its plate, but even as government officials await a more detailed study of what is causing unintended or sudden acceleration in many Toyota vehicles, reports continue to surface from drivers whose Toyotas are acting strange. One of the latest ones concerns a Toyota Prius that got away from its driver on a southern California road.
According to reports from MSNBC, a 61-year-old driver was operating his Toyota Prius on Interstate 8 near La Posta in the San Diego area when the accelerator pedal of his Prius “jumped” as he accelerated to pass another vehicle. As the vehicle approached speeds of 94 miles per hour, the driver called 911 and eventually stopped the Prius with the assistance of police. According to a MSNBC report, the driver applied both the foot and emergency brake simultaneously on a steep incline in order to stop the vehicle.
To date, Toyota has said that either floor mats or a “sticky” gas pedal are to blame for the recall of millions of Toyota vehicles, balking at the idea that something more complex, such as electronics, could be involved. However, as more drivers report acceleration problems, a real safety hazard for those who own these vehicles and everyone else on the road, government officials are pressing Toyota to step up research and come clean about any potential hidden information that would help provide a permanent fix for this problem. Though Toyota is quickly working on providing a reinforced gas pedal to stop its accelerators from sticking, consumer groups as well as Central Florida Toyota recall accident attorneys are criticizing Toyota’s statements that their techs are “unable to replicate” some of the issues that drivers are reporting. Agencies are asking if new electronic throttle systems may be faulty.
The runaway Prius case did not end in an accident, but other drivers have reported accidents and injuries stemming from a recalled Toyota. If you or someone in your family has been injured in an accident involving a Toyota safety issue, call Orlando injury lawyer James O. Cunningham. With years of experience and a record of accomplishment of fighting for clients, this Central Florida Toyota recall accident attorney will help victims get the compensation they deserve if they are injured because of the puzzling safety problems that are causing this massive Toyota recall. Call our skilled and attentive legal team at 888-425-2004 or use the handy web forms to get in touch with us to learn about legal options available for the recovery of costs related to injuries and damages sustained in a Toyota recall accident.
James O. Cunningham
Since 1977, personal injury lawyer James Cunningham has provided effective legal advocacy to people who are injured through the negligent actions of another person or entity throughout the Central Florida area. He fights to obtain recoveries for his clients’ physical and emotional pain and suffering and pursues his clients’ personal injury cases with a commitment to excellence and impeccable preparation.
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