Toyota has had plenty of problems in recent years due to claims of unintended acceleration, and now here’s a video that actually catches such a claim on video. The driver of this 2010-2013 Toyota Highlander claims that the crossover’s accelerator got stuck causing the vehicle to slam into the house twice, and resulting in damage to the Highlander, the house and two vehicles inside the garage. While we don’t know when this accident took place, the video was uploaded to YouTube back in January.
A difficult end to an amazing race at Daytona International Speedway. During Saturday’s Nationwide race, Kyle Larson gets airborne with several cars piling up behind him. Tony Stewart managed to slide through, finding his way to victory lane.
A spokesperson from Volusia County told the Associated Press that six people with serious injuries were taken by ambulance to Halifax Health Medical Center in Daytona Beach, saying that those victims “met the condition of trauma patients.” No official word has been given on the condition of other victims, nor has a final injury count been released.
Back in December, one North Texas teenager received a quick lesson in car control at the hands of his 2011 Hyundai Elantra. Elez Lushaj called police, after he says his car accelerated to nearly 120 mph on Highway 183 unintentionally. Dispatchers urged the 16-year-old driver to try everything from turning the car off to standing on the brakes and putting the car in neutral, but Lushaj told them nothing was working. Flummoxed, police simply did their best to warn traffic away from the speeding compact with the hope that the car would eventually run out of fuel.