Earlier this month, the owner of a 2010 Toyota Rav-4 crashed the car into a plastic surgery clinic in Yarmouth, Massachusetts. The 70-year-old driver said the vehicle accelerated on its own, and now, in light of the recent Toyota recall, federal investigators are looking into the car crash.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration plans to spend two days examining the vehicle to see if her story holds weight. Police said they were using sophisticated computers to inspect the car, but they requested an independent investigation to see what might have gone wrong.
Investigators say that eyewitnesses confirm the driver’s story. She was treated for minor injuries. No other injuries were reported in connection with the auto accident.
Source: Feds investigate Mass. woman’s claim that Toyota wouldn’t stop, NECN.com, March 23, 2010
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