Toyota Pays $11 Million in Lawsuit for Fatal Crash
Toyota Motor corp was ordered Tuesday to pay $11 million for a defective accelerator in a 1996 Camry, which caused a fatal 2006 crash in Minnesota.
Jurors in Minnesota found that Toyota was 60 percent liable for the crash that, according to plaintiffs, was caused by faulty breaks and a stuck accelerator in the Camry.
The wrongful death lawsuit was filed on behalf of the people who were injured or killed in a crash in St. Paul, Minnesota, which involved Camry driver Koua Fong Lee.
Lee's vehicle was accelerating out of control when it slammed into an Oldsmobile Ciera, killing the driver, Javis Trice-Adams Sr. and his 9-year-old son. A 6-year-old girl who was in the car was paralyzed and later died, and two other passengers were also injured.
Lee was released from prison when reports of accelerator discrepancies in other Toyota vehicles surfaced.