If you're a New York personal injury attorney, you might want to sit up and listen to the Toyota news. After last Tuesday's widely broadcasted Prius chase and subsequent press conference in San Diego, on Wednesday came news of another runaway Prius.
This time, it was in New York.
But how could New Yorkers have heard of the local unintended acceleration incident when the San Diego Prius incident has been hogging the news?
San Diego's runaway Prius incident allegedly involved unintended acceleration; causing the California driver, online porn website owner James Sikes, to accelerate upwards of 90 miles per hour, weaving in and out of traffic with the California Highway Patrol shadowing the vehicle.
Of course, many are now shouting "Prius hoax" in the San Diego incident, citing that many of James Sikes' claims are unfounded and that the driver needed unreasonably long arms in order to grab the brake pedal and steering wheel at the same time-- a claim he allegedly made in his widely publicized press conference held a few hours after his Prius chase.
The overlooked New York Prius incident happened in a driveway, where the driver allegedly claimed that her gas pedal became stuck. As a result, the 56-year old housekeeper crashed the 2005 Prius into a stone wall, sustaining no injuries to herself but severe damage to the vehicle.