Toyota Camry plows through Advance Auto Parts store in Louisiana

Looks like Toyota’s woes aren’t about to slow down - no pun intended - anytime soon. That became apparent when the latest Toyota vehicle - a Toyota Camry - crashed into an Advance Auto Parts store in Shreveport, Lousiana, almost running into a Corvette owner inside the store.

According to the owner of the Camry-turned-missile, he was trying to stop the car and braked only to watch helplessly as the car instead accelerated straight through the car parts store. Fortunately for the driver, the local police investigating the incident have yet to issue a citation and as far as the Corvette owner who nearly lost his life, he lived to tell the story of his harrowing ordeal, complete with a vivid description of the crash as it occurred.

Check out what he had to say after the jump.

"I was nearly crushed by a runaway Toyota today while at the auto parts store. It came crashing through the storefront and chased me to the back of the aisle while the shelving closed in behind me. I still have glass in my hair and shoes. It was right out of a movie. The adrenaline flowed like it never has before. Now I know how those dudes feel who get chased by a friggin bear. Ate a big ass steak and hugged my kid and I am very happy to still have my legs. News said throttle stuck and the driver was not cited."

This isn’t the first time a Toyota owner has complained of a stuck throttle causing an accident, but judging from past experiences, we’re inclined to take his explanation with a grain of salt, at least until a full investigation has been made on the car.

Source: KTBS

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8 comments:

  (1211) posted on 12.16.2010

According to the owner of the Camry-turned-missile, he was trying to stop the car and braked only to watch helplessly as the car instead accelerated straight through the car parts store. Fortunately for the driver, the local police investigating the incident have yet to issue a citation and as far as the Corvette owner who nearly lost his life, he lived to tell the story of his harrowing ordeal, complete with a vivid description of the crash as it occurred.

  (515) posted on 05.6.2010

I hope he tell the whole truth behind the accident. Camry has no record of brake failure before..

  (364) posted on 05.5.2010

That was a good new from the vette owner. Good thing that he didn’t got a serious accident.

  (648) posted on 05.4.2010

What the hell happened? Another pedal error or something?

  (291) posted on 05.3.2010

I think that driver should get another student driver permit or attend on a driving school and then learn how to use the break, that was so insane!

  (859) posted on 05.3.2010

I hope he doesn’t hurt someone on what happened. But good thing his car didn’t suffered a lot of damages.

  (42) posted on 04.30.2010

it kind of stupid that toyota made the recall and none of these owner give a about taking it in to get it fix, but rather have it go on high speed run or ram it into something just so they could get some money out of toyota or 30 sec of fame......

  (8) posted on 04.30.2010

F-ing idiots...doesn’t any of these Toyota driving idiots know how to put their car in NEUTRAL????

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