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'Toyota defense' might rescue jailed Minnesota man

2/25/10

LINO LAKES, Minn. (AP) - Ever since his 1996 Toyota Camry shot up an interstate ramp, plowing into the back of an Oldsmobile in a horrific crash that killed three people, Koua Fong Lee insisted he had done everything he could to stop the car.

A jury didn't believe him, and a judge sentenced him to eight years in prison. But now, new revelations of safety problems with Toyotas have Lee pressing to get his case reopened and his freedom restored. Relatives of the victims - who condemned Lee at his sentencing three years ago - now believe he is innocent and are planning to sue Toyota. The prosecutor who sent Lee to prison said he thinks the case merits another look.

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Posts: 2404 | Location: TDCAA | Registered: March 08, 2002Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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This explains all those Toyotas zipping past my Mustang.
 
Posts: 956 | Location: Cherokee County, Rusk, Tx | Registered: July 11, 2001Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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My daughter got a speeding ticket coming home from college in our old toyota...she told me some time afterwards that there was something wrong with the accelerator...still don't believe her.
 
Posts: 130 | Location: Hempstead, Texas, USA | Registered: March 15, 2007Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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Originally posted by Fred Edwards:
My daughter got a speeding ticket coming home from college in our old toyota...she told me some time afterwards that there was something wrong with the accelerator...still don't believe her.


That's not the Fredward I know.
 
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