Driver never touched brake in lee Co. crash -, South Georgia News, Weather, Sports

Driver never touched brake in lee Co. crash

By Jennifer Emert - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) –  A group of independent engineers hired by Toyota Wednesday inspected a 2007 Camry that crashed though the front wall of a Lee County Salon in March.

They say the driver never touched the brake. The white Camry slammed through the plate glass front window of Act III Hair Salon on Highway 19 March 23rd. Wednesday, engineers pulled the vehicle's black box and ran tests on it.

They found the car went from one mile per hour to 50 percent throttle to 100 percent throttle. The same was noted on the air bag module. The driver, 64 year old Glenda Whitfield, told investigators the car suddenly accelerated as she pulled in to park.

The car had recently been in the shop as part of a Toyota recall.

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