Toyota Hit With $11M Verdict Over Fatal Camry Crash

By Michael Lipkin (February 3, 2015, 6:40 PM EST) -- A Minnesota federal jury on Tuesday hit Toyota Motor Corp. with a nearly $11 million verdict, ruling that a sudden acceleration defect in a 1996 Camry contributed to an accident that left three dead and two seriously injured.

The Minneapolis jury found that Toyota was 60 percent responsible for the 2006 crash, in which the Camry's driver, Koua Fong Lee, rear-ended an Oldsmobile after exiting a highway. The Oldsmobile's driver, Javis Trice-Adams Sr., and his son were instantly killed, while his niece became a quadriplegic as a result of the crash and died 18 months later. Trice-Adams' father and daughter were...

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