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#3277 of 3623 Re: Worried about buying 2010 Highlander [karie23]
Jul 18, 2010 (8:11 pm)
It will probably be a while before the police report comes out. It does not sound like someone speeding on purpose. Can't blame it on old age. Doesn't sound like a death wish or a scam artist. Wonder what the explanation by Toyota will be.
Dawna Gillis Casey, 33, had carefully strapped her two young children into car seats in the back of her new 2010 Toyota Highlander sport utility vehicle
It was 8 a.m. and she was driving to her job at a local church where she teaches two-year-olds, but witnesses said Casey was driving fast erratically, and passing other cars in the eastbound lanes of North Tarrant Parkway when and she lost control.
She swerved into the median and then back across to the right shoulder at a speed estimated between 50 and 60 mph.
"Kind of corrected itself, and I thought maybe she'd be okay," said Kellie Mayhew. All of a sudden, it just started going fast again."
The vehicle struck a concrete culvert and rocketed into the air.
"Kinda looked like something out of a movie," said Mayhew, who manages a nearby apartment complex. "Flipped about five times and landed on its side."
The mangled SUV ended up about 60 yards from the roadway. Dawna Casey was killed.
"Everybody was rocking the vehicle and trying to get ... the mother out of the vehicle. They were pulling the babies out of the back when I got up there," Mayhew said.
Jul 18, 2010 (8:20 pm)
hate ta say it Toyota fans but here we go again. Another Toyota vehicle out of control and another person killed as a result of a sped up vehicle rocketing all over the freeway.
And this is normal to you guys, eh? We are to shut our eyes and go follow Mel Gibson and his latest tirade instead, huh? Or, root for Lindsay Lohan's welfare in her faux-rehab luxo-retreat just before she starts serving jail time. Nah, those stories are too pedestrian. Actors are notorious screwups at real life issues. Everyone knows that.
But Toyota was the "safe" car manufacturer. They're not used to being the ones under the microscope. For years on the net we've all endured the put-downs of Hyundai and Kia and name your underdog car manufacturer. Toyota is the "safe" car to buy. It will be a safe and reliable transaction for you, because if you don't like it you can always trade your Toyota in for pert-near what you bought it for originally!
See why this is a story of automotive interest...still? Course it is.
Oops. Should've popped one of these in...I suppose.
#3279 of 3623 Re: Worried about buying 2010 Highlander [gagrice]
Jul 19, 2010 (5:06 am)
Y'all need to just chill a sec.
Not EVERY Toyota crash can automagically be blamed on SUA.
#3280 of 3623 Re: Worried about buying 2010 Highlander [larsb]
Jul 19, 2010 (6:50 am)
Did I say anything about SUA? I think you assumed the accident was caused by SUA. Which makes sense with the unsolved cases pending.
#3281 of 3623 Re: Yikes... [iluvmysephia1]
Jul 19, 2010 (7:07 am)
One of my wife's friends backed into the neighbor's garage last Saturday. It was not a Toyota and it was not UA.She put her foot on the gas pedal,instead of the brake.I'm sure you get my point.
My Prius has not experienced any issue at all, after almost 50,000 miles,most by a previous owner,but the car has never been in an accident.
Jul 19, 2010 (7:36 am)
Okay, I googled and read some news stories on the mom and her 2 children and read some of the comments from people who knew her.
They said that her epilepsy was the mild kind and that she wasn't the kind of person to text while driving.
I was initially thinking stroke or heart attack or severe allergic reaction, but it could be something else.
#3283 of 3623 Re: Worried about buying 2010 Highlander [gagrice]
Jul 19, 2010 (8:38 am)
Gary says, "Did I say anything about SUA?"
Ahem: Gary, this is posted in the "Accelerator Stuck Problem Recall" forum.
If you did not intend to bring SUA into the discussion, why post it here?
#3284 of 3623 Re: Worried about buying 2010 Highlander [gagrice]
Jul 19, 2010 (8:41 am)
If you know of, have read, the witness reports for the earlier actions of the Saylor vehicle then this one sounds ALL too familiar.
#3285 of 3623 Saylor had seizures too?
Jul 19, 2010 (9:09 am)
"then this one sounds ALL too familiar"
Saylor had a seizure disorder too? I didn't know.
#3286 of 3623 Re: Worried about buying 2010 Highlander [larsb]
Jul 19, 2010 (9:21 am)
Where would you suggest I post a Toyota accident that looks mighty suspicious? Most of the posters here are in denial concerning any kind of electronic failures with Toyota. Even though most will admit their Toyota electronics are less than up to standard. Surging at a stop is not a good selling point. I don't recall the Toyota salesman saying be sure and keep your foot on the brake when at a stoplight or you may ram the person in front of you. It may be common sense to do that and I do. It is still a defective design by Toyota. So now we have another possible Saylor situation and you don't want to hear about it. Hmmmmm