['Oct, 2013 - A defect in a Toyota Camry caused the vehicle to suddenly accelerate, leading to an accident that left one woman dead and another injured, a lawyer for the women told a jury at the start of trial.
The 2005 Camry driven by Jean Bookout, then 76, sped out of control as she was exiting from an Oklahoma highway in September 2007, according to her lawyer, Jere L. Beasley. Bookout couldn't stop the car and it crashed, injuring her and killing her passenger and friend, Barbara Schwarz, 70, he said.
"Toyota had known since as far back as 2004 that they had a serious problem with sudden acceleration," Beasley said in his opening statement at the trial in state court in Oklahoma City. "We're talking about an automobile accident that occurred not because of anything the driver did or did not do."
The lawsuit is one of several hundred claims filed against Toyota Motor Corp. in state and federal courts in the U.S. contending that the company's vehicles can inadvertently accelerate. The Bookout case is the first test of a claim that a flaw in the vehicles' electronic throttle-control system is at fault.']
Yeah, tm will need to spend some money to get doctors for tm owners. Wonder how this court case will end?