Someone needs to go back to driving school. A teenage girl was apparently at the wheel of this SUV, accompanied by two of her friends, when she crashed it into the garage of a suburban home — then crashed it again fewer than 30 seconds later. The young driver reportedly blamed the accident on "unintended acceleration" caused by a malfunction in the electronic throttle control, a glitch known to affect Toyota vehicles.
However, in this instance Toyota insists there's "no evidence" of any defect — and commenters on Reddit speculated that a young driver panicking and confusing the brake and gas pedals might be a more likely culprit.
Six people were injured after an SUV crashed into a semi-tractor trailer in Portage County Wednesday.
Troopers with the Ravenna Post of the State Highway Patrol reports the SUV struck a parked semi-truck after the driver failed to slow down when driving through a rest area off I-76 west.
Ayesha Johnson, 29, of Fort Wayne, Indiana, a pregnant passenger in the SUV, was airlifted to Robinson Memorial Hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
The driver, Nuhu Abdulai, 32, also of Fort Wayne, and three of the four children in the vehicle were taken to a local hospital with minor injuries.
The truck driver, Larry Gribbins, 52, of Hendersonville, Tennessee, suffered minor injuries.
The crash remains under investigation.
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