$100 million Texas wrongful death lawsuit filed against Toyota after car accident death of elderly couple
A $100 million Texas wrongful death lawsuit has been filed against Toyota after the death of a Clear Lake City couple attributed to a malfunctioning throttle.
According to the wrongful death lawsuit, the couple, Janice and Kenneth Berg, were driving in their 2009 Camry on February 24th when the throttle malfunctioned and the car suddenly accelerated at a high rate of speed, causing Janice, who was driving the car, to lose control of the vehicle and crash into a utility pole.
This Texas wrongful death lawsuit comes on the heels of Toyota’s recall of approximately 6 million vehicles in the United States – the largest recall in the company’s history.
Both Janice and Kenneth Burg died the same night of injuries sustained in the car accident.
Several defendants have been named in the Texas wrongful death lawsuit, including Toyota Motor Sales U.S.A, Star Toyota, Gulf States Toyota and CTS Corp.
The lawsuit alleges that Toyota made attempts to cover up the defects in its vehicles, first blaming driver inattentiveness and then floor mats.
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