No Acceleration Before Fatal '09 Toyota Crash, Expert Says

Law360, Los Angeles (September 11, 2013, 9:46 PM EDT) -- A woman who was killed when her 2006 Toyota Camry crashed into a tree didn’t accelerate in the moments before her accident, a defense automotive expert testified Wednesday in California's first bellwether personal injury trial in the Toyota Motor Corp. unintended acceleration litigation.

Dr. Gregory Smith told a Los Angeles Superior Court jury there were no tire marks at the accident scene that would have indicated Noriko Uno accelerated out of control after she was initially hit by another car in Upland, Calif., on Aug. 28,...
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