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    Man freed after fatal Toyota crash 'tried everything' to stop car

    Man freed after fatal Toyota crash 'tried everything' to stop car - CNN.com

    A jury convicted Lee of criminal vehicular homicide in 2007, and he was sentenced to eight years in prison.


    Lee had always maintained his innocence, saying the 1996 Camry accelerated uncontrollably before it crashed into two vehicles, killing a man, his 10-year-old son and a 6-year-old girl.
    This kind of makes my blood boil, Juries seem to be way too trigger happy when it comes to convicting people. I hope he gets a nice compensation for his prison time and wins the law suit against Toyota.
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    Re: Man freed after fatal Toyota crash 'tried everything' to stop car

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    This kind of makes my blood boil, Juries seem to be way too trigger happy when it comes to convicting people. I hope he gets a nice compensation for his prison time and wins the law suit against Toyota.
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    Re: Man freed after fatal Toyota crash 'tried everything' to stop car

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    This kind of makes my blood boil, Juries seem to be way too trigger happy when it comes to convicting people. I hope he gets a nice compensation for his prison time and wins the law suit against Toyota.
    Juries are just using common sense. How were they supposed to actually believe that a vehicle magically started accelerating on its own?
    This kind of comment just makes my blood boil. People seem way too trigger happy to become outraged at people, after the fact, for using common sense to make a seemingly sound judgement call.
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    Re: Man freed after fatal Toyota crash 'tried everything' to stop car

    There's no way to recompense him for his lost years, but I hope Toyota tries.

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    This kind of makes my blood boil, Juries seem to be way too trigger happy when it comes to convicting people. I hope he gets a nice compensation for his prison time and wins the law suit against Toyota.

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    Re: Man freed after fatal Toyota crash 'tried everything' to stop car

    This guy has been in a living nightmare for the last 3 years. Anyone driving a Toyota could have been in his shoes.

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    Re: Man freed after fatal Toyota crash 'tried everything' to stop car

    Quote Originally Posted by danarhea View Post
    You haven't seen anything until you have seen the legal system and jury pools here in Texas, also known as the nation of Hang 'em High.
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    Re: Man freed after fatal Toyota crash 'tried everything' to stop car

    Hmm, I drive a 94' Camry...

    It runs decently, for being 16 years old...
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    Re: Man freed after fatal Toyota crash 'tried everything' to stop car

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    Re: Man freed after fatal Toyota crash 'tried everything' to stop car

    Quote Originally Posted by Caine View Post
    Juries are just using common sense. How were they supposed to actually believe that a vehicle magically started accelerating on its own?
    This kind of comment just makes my blood boil. People seem way too trigger happy to become outraged at people, after the fact, for using common sense to make a seemingly sound judgement call.
    Yeah, who could have known that years later we'd know that Toyotas did that. Now they do. I don't blame the system for it.

    I actually had that happen to me two years ago in my 2007 Lexus. I'd put the winter mats in the car and went merrily on my way for several months....when, out of the blue, my car accelerated to 85 mph on I290 (Chicago). Couldn't stop the car. Sounded like it was going to explode. Smoke pouring all over the road. I was finally able to get the car over to the shoulder thanks to some truckers that actually blocked the traffic behind me and kept turning off the engine until the car finally quit. I was verrry lucky. It's a long story. And people think it can't happen to them. But it sure as hell can.
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    Re: Man freed after fatal Toyota crash 'tried everything' to stop car

    Yep, jump on Toyota.
    U.S. Study Indicates Driver Error in Most Toyota Crashes - WSJ.com
    "A government safety examination of Toyota Motor Corp. vehicles involved in crashes attributed to sudden acceleration so far has not yielded evidence of flaws in Toyotas while pointing instead to driver error. "
    When the issue of sudden acceleration hit the news, many jumped on Toyota. Seems that in the majority of cases the driver was in error and not the vehicle. Wonder in this case if the vehicle had the "black box" that records info prior to impact. It it does, it will be interesting to see if this person actually did everything possible.
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