Monday, Oct 24, 2016
One of America's Great Newspapers ~ Toledo, Ohio


N.Y. Prius crash examined

HARRISON, N.Y. - Investigators from Toyota Motor Corp. and the U.S. government inspected a crashed 2005 Prius in a suburb of New York City yesterday to see if a black boxlike device or its wreckage could point to problems with the brakes or accelerator.

The black box, known as an event-data recorder, yielded information on engine speed and pedal position, but no one was saying what the recorder found.

A housekeeper who was driving the car told police that it sped up on its own as she eased forward down her employer's driveway on March 9 and hit a wall across the street. She was not hurt. Harrison Police Department Capt. Anthony Marraccini said driver error had not been ruled out or indicated.

An Associated Press analysis finds that the government has received 105 complaints since Feb. 15 from drivers who say their Toyotas are still accelerating on their own even after the automaker's fix.

Points of Interest
Click to comment

Quis autem vel eum iure reprehenderit qui in ea voluptate velit esse quam nihil molestiae consequatur, vel illum qui dolorem?

Temporibus autem quibusdam et aut officiis debitis aut rerum necessitatibus saepe eveniet.

Copyright © 2015 Toledo Blade

To Top

Fetching stories…