Tags: US | Runaway | Prius | NY

N.Y. Police Agree Driver Error Caused Toyota Prius Crash

Monday, 22 Mar 2010 03:50 PM

 

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
|  A   A  
  Copy Shortlink

Police agree with regulators that driver error caused the crash of a Toyota Prius in the New York suburbs.

Capt. Anthony Marraccini (mehr-uh-CHEE'-nee) said Monday there was no mechanical or electrical failure in the car.

He said Monday that the gas pedal was depressed all the way at the point of impact and that there was no sign of any application of the brake.

The finding concurs with U.S. safety regulators who said last week that the car's computers showed the throttle was open and the brakes were not applied.

A 56-year-old housekeeper driving the 2005 Prius in Harrison on March 9 reported that it sped up on its own down a driveway despite her braking. It slammed into a stone wall, but she was not seriously hurt.

© Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
  Copy Shortlink
Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
 
Email:
Country
Zip Code:
Privacy: We never share your email.
 
Hot Topics
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
Around the Web
Top Stories
You May Also Like

Shameful Houston Mayor Wants to Censor Sermons

Friday, 17 Oct 2014 11:02 AM

Houston has greatly overreached in subpoenaing the pastors of the city for copies of their sermons and their communicati . . .

Children Face Onslaught of Pornography

Tuesday, 14 Oct 2014 10:07 AM

I've always felt as if I've known renowned Christian apologist Josh McDowell through his many excellent books, but I fin . . .

Harvard Students Blame US for Unstable Mideast

Friday, 10 Oct 2014 09:27 AM

America is not imperialistic. It is the most benevolent world power that has ever existed, and these Harvard students an . . .

Most Commented

Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, and Newsmax World are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

 
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved