A man from Louisville, Kentucky, crashed his 2010 Toyota Camry on January 29. A sticking accelerator pedal reportedly caused the crash, according to a Wave3 News article. Toyota recalled eight of its 2010 car models two weeks ago as the first step in solving this manufacturing defect, which has allegedly been causing sudden unintended acceleration.
The Kentucky man involved in the crash, identified as Todd Allen, had not heard anything about the recall before driving on the day of his accident, a Justice News Flash piece reported.
When Allen arrived at the hospital, he was alleged to have lost sensation in his legs. Emergency medical personnel suspected he might have suffered a spinal cord injury in the accident. Four people were in the Toyota Camry when the driver, Allen, was attempting to pull into a parking spot. The Wave3 report said that the accelerator pedal allegedly stuck, forcing the car to quickly accelerate, leading to the crash and subsequent injuries.
There were no further reports on the status of the other passengers in the car. Allen was reportedly still hospitalized in intensive care on January 31. The Wave3 article noted, ‘At last check, Todd Allen was in intensive care with a possible spinal cord injury and no feeling in his legs. The Allens say they didn’t even know about the recall until a nurse told them about it Saturday night.’ The local police officials have yet to issue a report on the accident. Toyota did not immediately return phone calls to Wave3 reporters.
We wish all four accident victims, and especially Todd Allen, a full recovery from their injuries and a return to complete health.
Chrisos, Jon. (February 1, 2010) ‘Louisville man crashes in recalled Camry.’ Retrieved on February 4, 2010 from the Wave 3 Web site: http://www.wave3.com/
Justice News Flash. (February 4, 2010) ‘Possible spinal cord injury caused by recalled 2010 Toyota Camry crash.’ Retrieved on February 4, 2010 from the Justice News Flash Web site:http://www.justicenewsflash.com/2010/02/04/spinal-chord-injury-caused-re…