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Posted by Daniel who wants to know on March 11, 2010, 4:35 am
 



Here too:
http://lusciousgarage.com/blog/comments/floor_mat_anxiety_lg_tv_investigates/  



Posted by Maynard G. Krebs on March 11, 2010, 10:52 pm
 



Here's some more interesting info on this incident.  It appears that the
driver, James Sikes, had recently filed for bankruptcy and has over $00,000
in debt.  He's also 5 months worth of payments behind on the Prius in
question.  So there might have been a financial motivation to fake this
incident.  Of course denies he's in it for the money!  I'm sure it's just
coincidence that he keeps appearing all over CNN and that his Prius was
likely to be repo'd soon.


http://jalopnik.com/5491101/  


Posted by Obveeus on March 12, 2010, 12:19 am
 



Why am I not surprised at all by this development.  In fact,  I was pretty
sure he would turn out to be someone with severe financial problems.



Posted by ransley on March 13, 2010, 12:01 am
 


Now that makes sense, he is broke and he did say he wont drive that
car again, and the lady in NY that hit a wall probably was doing her
makup. Runaway is the #1 excuse for all acidents now with this car. So
which ones are real? Some are. If it was me id put it in neutral and
simply brake, and use the emergency brake if needed.

Posted by Davoud on March 13, 2010, 12:23 am
 

Mark_Ransley

[sic]. So

You might put it in neutral if the software allowed you to do that. I'm
not saying that it wouldn't, only that the cause of these incidents is
not yet known.

Davoud

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you will say in your entire life.

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