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Ky. woman sues Toyota over deadly crash

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - A Louisville woman is blaming a Toyota
Camry's unexpected acceleration for a crash that killed her son
last year.
Tina Stuckey filed a wrongful-death lawsuit Monday in Jefferson
Circuit Court claiming that her 15-year-old son, Nathaniel Stuckey,
was a passenger in a 2000 Camry that ""suddenly and unexpectedly
accelerated" causing the driver to crash. The lawsuit also claims
the passenger-side airbag didn't deploy.
The Courier-Journal reports that a spokesman for the company
says Toyota declines to comment on all litigation matters.
Several lawsuits have been filed against Toyota this year since
the company suspended sales and production of eight models to fix
faulty accelerators.
Toyota officials have said unwanted acceleration is caused
either by floor mats becoming entangled with the accelerator or
faulty accelerator assemblies that lodge in the open position.

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Information from: The Courier-Journal,
http://www.courier-journal.com

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