Toyota sends team to investigate Harrison crash

Toyota is sending an investigation team to Harrison after a Tuesday crash sent one woman to the hospital. Police concluded that the 2005 Prius, driven by a 56-year-old caretaker, accelerated suddenly

News 12 Staff

May 22, 2014, 7:30 PM

Updated 3,659 days ago

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Toyota sends team to investigate Harrison crash
Toyota is sending an investigation team to Harrison after a Tuesday crash sent one woman to the hospital.
Police concluded that the 2005 Prius, driven by a 56-year-old caretaker, accelerated suddenly and propelled her across two lanes of traffic on Purchase Street before slamming into a stone wall, but not as a result of issues with the accelerator pedal.
Toyota has had to recall millions of vehicles in recent months after reports of accelerator pedals getting stuck. Police now think the accident may be related to the car's electronic system.
Harrison Police Capt. Anthony Marraccini is thankful the accident didn't have more dire results. He stressed "this woman could have been killed if any traffic had been coming down Purchase Street."
Bob Carter, of Toyota USA, says he is "100 percent confident in the integrity of our electronic control system."


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