Driver Error No Factor In Fatal '09 Toyota Crash, Jury Told

Law360, Los Angeles (August 21, 2013, 7:01 PM EDT) -- Pedal misapplication was not a factor in the death of a woman killed when her 2006 Toyota Camry failed to stop, a plaintiffs' automotive expert told a jury Wednesday in California's first bellwether personal injury trial in the Toyota Motor Corp. unintended acceleration litigation.

Neil Hannemann, an expert witness called by lawyers representing the family of the late Noriko Uno, testified that he “definitely ruled out” pedal misapplication in the Aug. 28, 2009, automobile accident in Upland, Calif., that took her life, in part because she...
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