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Another Prius speeds out of control, N.Y. police say

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Another Prius speeds out of control, N.Y. police say

BY LESLIE KORNGOLD

LOHUD.COM

PURCHASE — A woman smashed into a stone wall this morning because of a stuck accelerator on a Toyota Prius, Harrison police said.

The 56-year-old driver suffered non-life threatening injuries, acting Chief Anthony Marraccini said.

The woman was pulling out of the driveway at 3700 Purchase St. facing forward when the accelerator stuck, police said.

The car "shot" across the street smashing into a stone wall, Marraccini said.

The collision sent "some pretty big boulders" fairly far, Marraccini said.

Marraccini said the floor mat has been pretty much ruled out as a cause. The 2005 car appears to have had corrective action taken, Marraccini said. The floor mat was tied to the seat base with plastic ties.

The car has been taken to police headquarters for further analysis.

The driver was being evaluated at White Plains Hospital Center.

On Monday, a 2008 Toyota Prius was finally stopped after attaining 94 m.p.h. on a California interstate due to a stuck accelerator pedal.

According to media reports, California Highway Patrol figured the car had traveled over 20 miles with the stuck pedal.

That car was stopped by applying the emergency brake, standing on the brakes and turning it off, according to media reports.

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http://www.freep.com/article/20100309/BUSINESS0104/100309064/1210/BUSINESS01/Another-Prius-speeds-out-of-control-N.Y.-police-say

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Poll to members:

Did this lady -

a. Want a new car

b. Hate her neighbour across the street

c. Really have a problem with her Prius

This is the same question we'll be asking every time these articles come up, and I'm sure they will. We haven't seen the end of this by far.

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Poll to members:

Did this lady -

a. Want a new car

b. Hate her neighbour across the street

c. Really have a problem with her Prius

This is the same question we'll be asking every time these articles come up, and I'm sure they will. We haven't seen the end of this by far.

Well, the guy in San Diego wasn't faking it. The CHP officer saw his brake lights go on while he was failing to slow down. Also reported smelling the brake pads. Not sure about this new case, however.

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Well, the guy in San Diego wasn't faking it. The CHP officer saw his brake lights go on while he was failing to slow down. Also reported smelling the brake pads. Not sure about this new case, however.

The sad thing is how skeptics are all over the story in San Diego, punching holes in the story by saying things to explain what this guy could have been doing to create the impression of an unintended acceleration issue. In the case of what you mentioned, 'he could have been standing on the brakes and the throttle to give the officer the impression of a faulty car.

Something tells me there are going to have to be a great number of Prius U.I. cases to shut the skeptics up. That, and Toyota will have to reveal what the black boxes in the cars have recorded (in cases where there was anything recorded, anyway).

The last thing the Toyota case needs in their favor is a bunch of losers attempting to cash in on the problem through fraud. It just might end up that the violins will come out and more people will start to feel sorry for Toyota.

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Just to clarify, I'm not being a Toyota apologist with the above comment, I'm simply saying that people now have a scapegoat, and I believe that some of the cases of U.I. that come up will likely be bullcrap.

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