Toyota Settles With CHP Officer's Family Over 'Sudden Acceleration' deaths

Toyota - sudden acceleration
Toyota - sudden acceleration

Automaker Toyota agreed to pay $10 million to settle a lawsuit tied to a fatal August 2009 accident near San Diego that killed four members of the same family, raised concerns about possible unintended sudden acceleration and triggered recalls of more than 5 million vehicles in the U.S.

Mark Saylor, a California Highway Patrol officer, his wife Cleofe Lastrella, a brother-in-law, Chris Lastrella, and their 13-year-old daughter Mahala, were traveling in a 2009 Lexus ES, which the dealership loaned them while their vehicle underwent repairs.