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Government says it cannot explain runaway Prius

WASHINGTON (AP) - The government says it cannot explain a
reported incident of sudden, high-speed acceleration in a Toyota
Prius on a San Diego, Calif., freeway last week.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says in a
statement that it continues to investigate but may never know
exactly what happened with the car.

The agency says its engineers are reviewing data from the Prius
owned by James Sikes to try to understand what happened with his
hybrid.

But so far, NHTSA (NIT'-sa) says it has not been able to find
anything to explain the incident that Sikes reported.

Sikes called 911 last Monday to report losing control of his
Prius as the hybrid reached speeds of 94 mph. A highway patrol
officer helped Sikes bring the vehicle to a safe stop.

(Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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