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Even in a different language, you could hear the fear in the voice of Mussarat Chaudhary as the 59-year-old drowned when her 2009 Toyota Camry sank into the Sacramento River.
Her family says they know she died at the hands of her car’s manufacturer and has filed a lawsuit against Toyota in Los Angeles Superior Court.
“It’s a horrific ordeal,” said Chris Wood, the family’s attorney. “Nobody can imagine having to go through something like that.”
The suit alleges Chaudhary’s Camry is one of many Toyotas that have had issues with uncontrolled acceleration—something Wood claims Mussarat reported to her daughter, with whom she happened to be on the phone.
“She told her daughter, ‘I can’t stop the vehicle, I can’t control the vehicle,’ and when she was talking to her daughter, her daughter said, ‘Call 911 right away,’”
But it was too late.
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