Toyota Prius crash prompts emergency court filing
An attorney representing plaintiffs in a lawsuit against Toyota asked a Los Angeles judge Friday afternoon for an emergency order to preserve evidence after a Toyota Prius drove through a Pasadena mini-mall, trapping a woman in an elevator.
The accident occurred Thursday morning when the car smashed through a plate-glass window and went through a martial arts studio. The car came to rest partially lodged in an elevator shaft.
Driver Gerry Young told KTLA-TV Channel 5 News that the car would not stop, even after she pulled the keys out of the ignition.
The lawsuit focuses on sudden acceleration on a variety of Toyota vehicles, including the Prius.
-- Ken Bensinger and Shelby Grad
Photo: Toyota Prius crash scene in Pasadena. Credit: KTLA-TV Channel 5 News